Today, Microsoft announced some exciting new features for Outlook for Android and iOS. With the latest update for Outlook, Microsoft is adding some new features and improving some of the existing elements of the app. The latest update brings Skype and Outlook together, making it easier for users to schedule and begin Skype calls. When you create a new event on your Outlook Calendar, you will see the ability to add a Skype call, which will create a Skype conversation and show a simple Skype call link — which will launch the Skype conversation.
The latest update also introduces some new improvements to Outlook’s user interface for Android and iOS. Microsoft states:
In addition to the new Skype Call scheduling features, we updated the calendar section of Outlook to give you more ability to manage your personal and professional life on the go. Managing your schedule starts with being able to navigate quickly to any day. With the new two-week mini-calendar, your events for the upcoming week are just a tap away. If you need to go farther into the future or past, simply swipe in this section to get a full month view. Outlook also now provides a three-day view, so you can see more of your schedule at a glance. In addition, we added the ability to set your week start preference—whether it is Saturday, Sunday or Monday. The two-week mini-calendar and ability to select week start preferences features are available today for iOS and are coming soon to Android.
The update also introduces an improved navigation bar for the Outlook for Android app. The update also brings the ability to save files to your Android device, setup automatic replies, an iOS contact widget, and support for 3D touch on iOS.