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Outlook gets drag and drop support for split view on iPads

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What you need to know

  • Outlook now supports dragging and dropping items with split view on the iPad.
  • You can now attach files and images by dragging them from OneDrive, Files, and other apps.
  • Outlook also supports dragging and dropping contacts from Search.

Microsoft Outlook on the iPad now supports drag and drop within split view. The feature allows you to drag files and images from apps such as OneDrive, Files, Safari, and Outlook and to drop them into other apps. The addition makes it much easier to multitask with Outlook on the iPad.

Here's the complete changelog, as found on Outlook's App Store listing (opens in new tab):

Split your view and maximize your productivity. Now you can attach files and images by dragging and dropping them from OneDrive, Files, Photos, Safari, and Outlook email attachments when using split view on iPad. You can also drag and drop contacts from Search to the recipients list.

In addition to being able to drag and drop files and images, you can also drag contacts from Search and then drop them to the recipients list within Outlook. This should speed up the time it takes to draft new emails from your contacts, especially if you're emailing several people at once.

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

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