What you need to know
- Outlook.com now supports groups
- The feature allows you to share emails, files, and group calendars.
- The feature is rolling out worldwide and should reach all users by the end of August 2019.
Outlook.com now supports groups, making it easier to share files, emails, and group calendars. The feature allows users to create a shared distribution list that gives people access to shared content.
The new feature is rolling out worldwide, and the Outlook team expects it to be available to all users by the end of August 2019. The blog post outlining the new feature (opens in new tab) (via OnMSFT) also adds that the ability to create groups from mobile devices should be available in the Fall of 2019.
The new feature is only rolling out to Outlook.com. Outlook 365 already has support for groups in the form of Office 365 Groups (opens in new tab).
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You'd think they would build support into the Outlook 2019 and Outlook Mobile apps before enabling this. IMO, it's a PITA if you have to switch from app to web browser just for group stuff. They need a OneDrive/Photos tie in, as well. Not many people use email like this anymore, especially younger people. This has largely moved to social media like Facebook (Messenger, Events, etc.), Discord (Messaging, etc.).
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