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August 12, 2022

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(Updated) General Availability of Outlook Lite for Android

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From Microsoft Corporation
Technical Bulletin MC400566 · Published Jul 14, 2022 · Last updated Jul 26, 2022

Message Summary

Updated July 26, 2022: We have updated the content below for clarification. Thank you for your patience.

We will be releasing a new Android app for Outlook called Outlook Lite. Outlook Lite brings the main benefits of Outlook in a smaller-sized app with fast performance for lightweight devices on any network. The Outlook Lite app will support Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft 365, Outlook, Hotmail, Live, and MSN accounts. Support for third-party accounts and multi-account support will be enabled in the future.

Outlook Lite does not support Android Work Profile and Mobile Application Management (MAM) for work accounts. Outlook Lite will be initially available only in the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Venezuela. Support for other countries will be enabled in the future.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93383

When this will happen:

We will begin rollout in early August and expect rollout to be completed by mid-August.

How this will affect your organization:

Outlook Lite is specifically designed for light-weight devices (devices with low storage, low RAM, or low Android versions (starting 5.1)). It is supported on all networks. The app maintains much of the core functionality of Outlook but has some limitations as highlighted above in the first section. We recommend users continue using the existing Outlook Android app for the best enterprise experience on devices that support it.

What you need to do to prepare:

Depending on your organization’s needs, you can evaluate and recommend the right Outlook app to your users (existing Outlook Mobile app on Android or Outlook Lite). 

Note: Outlook Lite currently does not support Android Work Profile and Mobile Application Management (MAM), it is only applicable to organizations that do not require the same.

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