Microsoft today announced the ability to add and edit contacts right from Outlook mobile apps on iOS and Android. With this new feature, users can add and edit contacts for Outlook.com and Office 365 accounts. Microsoft is also planning to add support for Google contacts soon. To create a new contact, go to the People tab and tap the + sign. Also, you can now use the search bar in the People tab to find and add contacts from your company directory.
Microsoft has also redesigned the contact cards. You can now tap on any name in the messages to access phone numbers, email addresses and other details, like Skype IDs, along with contact’s picture. You can tap the phone number and choose between calling, messaging or FaceTiming your contact. It also displays your recent conversations, shared attachments and any upcoming meetings you have with that person.
You can also save your contacts to the default Contacts app on iOS and Android which will allow you to easily see the name of a contact when you receive a call from them. To enable Caller ID with your Outlook contacts, navigate to your account within Settings and tap Save Contacts.
This new contact experience is now available on Outlook on iOS and coming soon on Android.