Microsoft has been working hard to make Outlook the mail client that everyone wants to use on their phone whether its Apple iOS or Android. Microsoft’s Outlook Team in their recent blog post even says “Outlook for iOS and Android is on a mission to help you accomplish more with your email and calendar while on the go.

The recent update for Outlook that now adds the much wanted and needed update that adds the ability to edit contacts right from Outlook on iOS and later Android. The Outlook Team completely redesigned the contact card to show more details including

  • Latest conversations
  • Shared Files
  • Easier Calling and Messaging With Contacts

The Outlook Team explains, “With our latest update, you can now add and edit contacts for and Office 365 accounts (support for Google contacts coming soon).”

The Outlook Team went on to explain

While you can fully manage your contacts in Outlook, you can also save your contacts to the default Contacts app on iOS and Android. This allows you to easily see the name of a contact when you receive a call or text message from them, and view all of their contact information directly in the built-in Contacts app.

Due to the underlying capabilities of iOS and Android, Outlook provides a one-way push of contact information from Outlook to your phone. Newly added contacts and changes made in Outlook will sync to your built-in Contacts app. However, edits made in the contacts app will not sync back to Outlook or your email service.

I am curious as to why Android is still in the works to some degree. I am sure this will be out soon may Android users are big Microsoft software users. This is a major feature update many of us that use the product wanted and waited for I am glad it’s here.