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Outlook for Android now lets you jump straight back into a draft inside a thread

Outlook on Android
Outlook on Android (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Outlook for Android now supports jumping back into drafts from conversation threads.
  • The feature allows you to pick up where you left off.
  • The update to Outlook for Android also brings bug fixes.

Outlook users on Android can now jump right back into a draft when they open up a conversation thread. This allows users to "finish what [they] started" as outlined in the app's changelog (opens in new tab) (via MSPU).

This update saves time because users no longer have to go to their draft folder to continue an unfinished email. The update also brings bug fixes and performance improvements as usual. You can get the latest update through the Google Play Store (opens in new tab).

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9 Comments
  • I saw this more as a bug to be squashed than a new "feature." But either way, it's welcome. I'm on Outlook on my phone practically half the day.
  • If it was working the way the developer intended then it's not a bug, whatever you want to tell yourself. The fact that you think a feature should have already been implemented doesn't make it any less a feature that is new to the application.
  • Oh, okay. Then it was a "feature" that sucked, because why would a developer of an email app want to hide drafts in conversation view? Thanks for all your help.
  • Anyone know how to set the Outlook calander to be default android one and sync with android Wear 2 only thing stopping me from moving back to outlook
  • Would be great if they enabled the ability to use even the most minimal text formatting features in email composition. Even bold and italics would be a start. The app feedback has many of requests & votes for this. Unfortunately Outlook on Android is still nowhere near feature parity with the Windows Phone days.
  • and still no dark mode 😑
  • I had to switch to Gmail because after a while Outlook failed to load old emails. Got sick of it. Tried to reinstall, wipe cache, even did a full factory reset on my device. No luck.
  • The problem for me is that they removed the ability to delete a message in the pop up menu (or whatever it is called). Why would they remove something so useful?
  • Still can't mark as read from the notification :/