You Can Finally Delete Contacts in Outlook for Android

Posted on July 15, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Mobile, Office 365 with 5 Comments

This a few more key new features have arrived in July Update for Office 365 for Android is now available.

“As an Office 365 subscriber, you regularly get new and improved Office features,” a Microsoft support document notes, describing what’s new in the July update for Office 365 for Android, which increments Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook Mobile to build 16.0.10325.20043.

Here’s what’s new.

Delete contacts in Outlook. You can finally delete contacts in Outlook Mobile, which I believe puts this app’s original embarrassing inability to manage contacts behind us.

Show word count as you scroll in Word. Now, the word count of the document you’re reading will always display as you scroll.

Do Not Disturb in Outlook. Now, you can schedule and manually toggle a Do Not Disturb mode in Outlook Mobile.

Landscape editing support in PowerPoint. You could always view presentations in landscape mode, but now you can edit them in this orientation too. (Kind of surprised this wasn’t an initial feature.)

Note that Office for iOS was also updated with its own July feature update.


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Comments (5)

5 responses to “You Can Finally Delete Contacts in Outlook for Android”

  1. jblank46

    This is great. Another sorely needed feature is the ability to delete emails from their notifications in Android. The only options I have are to archive or reply on my Pixel when reviewing Outlook notifications. Super annoying!

  2. jlmerrill

    How about the option to load remote content or not.

  3. emanon2121

    Does this mean that the Outlook app has true two way sync on mobile?