Outlook app for Android comes out of preview, now available for download

The Outlook team announced today that the preview label from Outlook app for Android has been removed. The app is out of preview and  is available in all markets supported by the Google Play Store. The Outlook user interface is translated in 30 languages.

Outlook app for Android

Outlook app for Android

Outlook for iOS and a preview version of Outlook for Android was released in January. The Outlook team set a high bar for releasing the Outlook for Android before removing the preview label. As the iOS version of Outlook at that time was ahead of Android in performance and features, the Outlook team had to meet their own expectations apart from the feedback of users on which many of the features were based.

The Outlook team worked hard to meet this high standards, updated Outlook for Android 17 times since the Preview was released – and this comes to more than one update per week.

The major part of this work included:

  • Improvements in performance and stability
  • Localization, accessibility
  • Adding more features
  • Match the iOS version
  • Acting on users feedback.

Main features:

Some of the main features added in these months are:

  • Improved look and feel
  • IMAP support
  • improved People section
  • Directory Search
  • Calendar’s 3-day view and many more new Calendar features
  • Customized swipe gestures
  • Choose default folders
  • Empty trash

What’s next for Outlook app for Android

Outlook app is an example of Office’s new development model for building mobile apps. The removal of Preview tag does not mean that development is over – it is not the end, but it’s the start. The Outlook team will keep the app updated to make it better, to provide new features regularly.

Announcing this the Outlook team requested its users to share their feedback with them so that they can look into it and provide timely updates based on users requests. One can share the feedback right from Outlook by going to Settings > Help > Contact Support.

Get it from the Google Play Stores. It requires Android 4.0 and above.

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