Microsoft has released the new Outlook Lite app for Android phones for low-end specs and areas with unreliable network connectivity. There were reports of a lighter Outlook app last month and it’s now official. Here are the details to know.
Outlook Lite App Now Rolling Out
The Outlook Lite app will have a size of 5MB, which is smaller than the native Outlook app and is expected to provide faster performance even on “light” phones with as low as 1GB of RAM. It is also meant to run well in any network including 2G and 3G globally. So, even if you are in a location where internet connection is low, you may still be able to send important emails.
Plus, the Outlook Lite app will ensure that less battery is used. Key features of Outlook will continue to exist. You’ll be able to send emails, access calendars, contacts, and more.
Microsoft’s blog post says, “With Outlook Lite, our goal is to make Outlook more accessible to users who are on lightweight mobile devices across the world empowering them to achieve more.“
The app will support Outlook.com, Hotmail, Live, MSN, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Exchange Online accounts, as suggested earlier. We may get to see third-party apps (like Gmail) support in the future.
The app joins the various lighter apps coming from Meta and Google. Outlook Lite Android app is now available in India, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Venezuela. More countries are expected to receive it in the future.
So, do you think the idea of a “Lite-er” Outlook app is a good one? Tell us your thoughts on this in the comments below. And if you are interested in downloading it, you can find its Google Play Store link here.