Microsoft recently announced a plethora of new features for Office 365 users, and the company is also focusing on improving one of Outlook’s existing features, which is delayed delivery.
According to Microsoft 365 roadmap, Microsoft plans to bring the “Schedule and Send” feature to Android and iOS users, allowing them to delay delivery of emails. The functionality is very similar to how Delay Delivery works on Outlook.com and Outlook desktop apps.
Once it’s live for everyone on iOS, users can choose the date and time they want their emails sent. Microsoft hasn’t explained the exact UX flow for Android and iOS, but it’s pretty straightforward in Outlook for macOS: you need to bring the drop-down menu from “Send Options” and select “Schedule and Send” to select when you want your emails to be sent.
Notably, Microsoft is set to introduce “Schedule and Send” to Outlook iOS clients first, which is happening this month. Android users will have to wait until December to see it in action on their handsets.
Since Microsoft added an option to delay email delivery in Outlook web and desktop apps, Microsoft Tech Community website users have asked when it will be available for Outlook iOS and Android apps. That wait will finally be over for many this month. In all likelihood, the feature will roll out via an update through the App Store and Google Play Store during the said months.
What else is Microsoft Outlook getting this month, you ask? Well, Microsoft will also introduce reactions feature to Outlook Windows client, according to the roadmap page. The feature is already available on Outlook for Mac.
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