Apple Watch quick-reply features are coming to Outlook on iPhone

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Outlook on iPhone (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft is testing new Outlook features including improved Apple Watch support.
  • Users will be able to quickly reply to email using suggested replies and more.

Microsoft is currently testing an updated Outlook app for iPhone that also includes support for quickly replying to email from an Apple Watch.

Currently available to TestFlight beta testers, the update will likely include multiple other improvements – but it's the new Apple Watch feature that Microsoft is particularly keen to get users to test out. Users can reply using a canned response, dictation, or scribble.

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Quickly reply to your emails on your Apple Watch with suggested replies, dictation, or scribble.

There's currently no indication as to when we can expect this update to be made available via the App Store and to everyone, however.

Microsoft is also working on adding Floor Plans for workspace bookings right from within Outlook, too.

Outlook: Floor Plans for workspace booking in mobile devicesAdd floor plans to your reserved workspaces so users can easily see where a workspace is located. To add floor plans, in the Microsoft 365 admin center, go to Answers, and then select Floor plans.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.