Microsoft has rolled out an update for its Outlook email client on the Android platform. With this release, the app has moved to Version 4.1.31 and comes with one notable new feature. Alongside this addition, Microsoft has made the usual improvements and squashed some bugs.
Of course, the new feature is what we're all here for, so let's take a look. Microsoft says Outlook users on Android can now access a tool to annotate their documents and photos within the app. This is achieved by simply drawing on the screen.
The feature supports both finger and stylus input and is useful for users who need to make quick notes on documents and photos. For example, if you want to point something out on an image, annotation is an efficient way to do it.
Here's the official description by Microsoft:
“Point out every detail. Now you can annotate your photos and documents by drawing on screen with your finger or stylus!”
You can check out the update and download the Outlook on Android app at the Google Play Store here.
Outlook on Android
Microsoft has been expanding the functionality of Outlook on Android in recent weeks. The company has added support for ICS attachments, enhanced its Do Not Disturb mode, added Actionable Messages, and more.
In January, the app passed an important milestone on Android when its crossed 100 million downloads. However, while it is popular, Microsoft has more successful apps. For example, SwiftKey with over half a billion installs, and Skype with over 1 billion.