Microsoft Launches Faster Outlook Lite Android App in Select Markets
Last month, Microsoft announced its plans to launch a new smaller and faster Outlook Lite app for Android. The Lite version of Outlook is finally available in select markets and it’s specifically designed for low-end mobile devices.
Microsoft highlights that Outlook Lite brings performance improvements for lightweight phones with low storage and only 1GB of RAM. It is optimized to use less battery power as compared to the existing Outlook Android app. Outlook Lite is supported on all network types, including 2G and 3G networks.
“We are thrilled to announce the availability of Outlook Lite in select markets to empower more individuals, schools, universities, and small businesses with a solution for their lightweight mobile devices. Outlook Lite brings the main features of Microsoft Outlook in a smaller-sized app with fast performance for lightweight devices on any network,” Microsoft explained.
The Outlook Lite app provides quick access to emails, calendars, and contacts in the bottom navigation pane. However, Microsoft has moved the search icon to the top right corner of the app.
Outlook Lite to add support for third-party accounts and multi-account support
Currently, Outlook Lite only supports Microsoft 365, Microsoft Exchange, Outlook.com, Live, Hotmail, and MSN accounts. Microsoft says that third-party accounts and multi-account support will be added in upcoming releases.
“Outlook Lite currently does not support Android Work Profile and Mobile Application Management (MAM), it is only applicable to organizations that do not require the same,” Microsoft added.
Notably, the new Outlook Lite app for Android is only available in India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Brazil, Turkey, South Africa, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Thailand, Taiwan, Venezuela, and Peru.
Microsoft plans to expand its availability in more countries in the near future. The Outlook team encourages users to download Outlook Lite on their Android phones from Google Play Store and provide their feedback on the Microsoft 365 Feedback Hub.
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