M365 Changelog: Outlook – MIP Label Support for Events on Android

MC675144 – Tenants who have setup MIP sensitivity labels for use on events will now have support in Outlook for Android to both read and write labels to their meetings with enforcement of rules, such as encryption, as defined by tenant admins. This feature will also include support for other admin defined event label settings such as auto-label policies, do not forward, and cross-tenant events.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 163358

When this will happen:

Preview: Microsoft will begin rolling out mid-October and expect to complete by late October.

Standard Release: Microsoft will begin rolling out mid-November and expect to complete by early December.

How this will affect your organization:

Your organization will now have support of event labeling policies and their defined protections in Outlook Mobile, providing parity to the feature that exists in other Outlook apps for Windows, Mac, and Web. This will help to assure your organization has the ability to protect the meeting details and attachments of events while using Outlook Mobile.

What you need to do to prepare:

There is no specific action an admin needs to take so their organization has access to this feature. If your organization already uses event sensitivity labels, then they will begin to work seamlessly in Outlook Mobile once this feature is live. However, if you wish to learn more about what sensitivity labels are, how to create, use, and manage them, you may follow this link to our sensitivity label documentation.