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Microsoft Outlook for iPhone and iPad gets its own share extension

Microsoft has updated their Outlook email app for iPhone and iPad, adding a share extension. Once activated, you can use the Outlook extension in any app that supports the iOS 8 share sheet to send links, text, pictures, and more without leaving your current app. Text and links will automatically inserted into your message's body, while images will be added as attachments.

The Outlook team has also made it easier to give feedback. In the Settings tab, you can now select "Suggest a Feature" to tell them what you would like to see in the app. Improvements have also been made to the Undo and Notification messaging, and there have been a number of bug fixes and performance improvements.

You can get Microsoft Outlook 1.3.1 from the App Store now.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

  • Dear Google, can we have this on your iOS apps? kthx.
  • Just tried it and it does indeed include a picture as a attachment in to the mail. Tho I did try the same in stock email app and the ios mail was more better for few reasons;
    - it gave option to pack the image to smaller size
    -the picture was instantly inside the actual mail, where in outlook version you had to download a 3.2mb attachment before you could see it. I just wish apple would give option too for seeing calendar inside mail app. (super handy imo) Sent from the iMore App
  • Love the Outlook app, much prefer it over Google's Gmail app.
  • I'm using inbox for Google mail. Works pretty nicely. Sent from the iMore App
  • Now they just need to let me share OUT of outlook so I can send to Omnifocus or Pocket. Sent from the iMore App
  • I would love to use Outlook for iOS, but having installed it now several times on both my iPhone 6 and iPad mini 3, both fully updated, it has a HUGE problem. I installed my Gmail and iCloud email accounts and instantly I have duplicate contacts for all contacts. In Settings, Outlook provides the options to choose a default for email, calendar and browser, but it does not offer the option to choose to where it syncs contacts. Oversight? I doubt it. I think it's simply a bug.