M365 Changelog: (Updated) Launching new way to open links in Edge from Outlook for iOS and Android

MC531738 – Updated May 25, 2023: Microsoft has updated the content below with details on how to manage through Intune.

Currently users open links automatically from Outlook for iOS and Android in their default browser. This change will prompt users to choose their browser instead. Users can choose their default browser if they prefer and configure that preference in their Outlook Mobile settings.

Microsoft apologizes for not communicating about this change sooner, per our commitment to proactive change communication. 

When will this happen:

This is currently rolling out.

How will this affect your organization:

  • Users will be seeing this experience launch when they open a link.
  • If Edge is not installed, they will have the option to download it.
  • In Intune, leverage these app configuration policies:
    • com.microsoft.outlook.Settings.OpenLinks.UseSystemDefaultBrowser
    • com.microsoft.outlook.Settings.OpenLinks.UserChangeAllowed

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