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Outlook for Android now supports Actionable Messages

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Outlook on Android (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Outlook for Android now supports Actionable Messages.
  • The feature allows users to perform quick actions directly within the app.
  • The feature works with emails from Microsoft Flow, SharePoint, MyAnalytics, and more.

Microsoft Outlook users on Android can now reply to emails with Actionable Messages. A new update to Outlook brought support for the new feature, making it possible to perform quick actions within emails without leaving the Outlook app.

Actionable Messages are available for Office 365 and Outlook.com accounts. They allow you to perform quick actions such as approving someone's request to join a group. A Microsoft document (opens in new tab) fully explains the feature, how to use it, and how it connects to other aspects of Office 365.

Outlook for Android supports Actionable Messages for emails from Microsoft Flow, SharePoint, MyAnalytics, and more.

Actionable Messages are different than actionable notifications. Actionable notifications allow you to reply to notifications quickly without opening an app.

Actionable Messages can be used to fill out surveys, approve reports, or update details. Different actions can be embedded within emails for users to interact with. Now, Outlook users on Android can respond to Actionable Messages within the app.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

4 Comments
  • Nice those new features but why the problem with syncing contacts is still not solved. I see reports from years back up till now.
    This year I and my wife switched to Android (Huawei pro p30 and Xiaomi Mi gt9 pro) from Windows Phone.
    On both occasionally some contacts are lost, mostly with contacts I did use a moment ago. Sometimes they are reappearing after a while.
    This weekend I decided to switch to Google with my contacts.
  • And no notifications after some time :/
    I don't remember how I solved it before, now even that 'reset' option doesn't help.
  • FINALLY, hate any Google forms I get because of this but now they should work lol
  • Still waiting for feature parity with Windows Phone version. Html / formatting in email composition being at the top of the list, followed by separate icons for separate accounts and a lot more.