Schedule a meeting from email message.
from an email thread with multiple participants, it would be great to create a meeting that includes all of the participants, similarly to how the Outlook for Desktop does it. It is impossible to do that in the Outlook for Android app without having to manually create a new meeting and manually enter all the participants contacts...
TL;Dr: port the functionality from the desktop outlook to create a meeting from an email message to the Outlook Android app.
desktop outlook allow to create meeting from email, should happen from mobile app as well
Ian Drew commented
Often email is used to agree a date and time to meet. So as the meeting organiser it would be great to have the option from within the received email to schedule a meeting, just as we do in desktop outlook. The organiser would need to still pick the day and time, but the details section would have all the chat history to reference. Making it easier to fill in the date and time. At the moment you have to remember the date and time, close the email, open the calendar, create a new meeting then hopefully remember the date and time. Not the easiest thing for some to do, especially if they have learning difficulties etc.
there is currently no method to create a meeting from an email for all on the thread in Outlook for Android. it would be beneficial to allow you to press-hold an email and create a meeting in outlook from a mobile device.
currently the only way is to go to the calendar and manually add everyone. that requires you to also click edit all recipients just to see who all is on a thread in the mobile app.
Jonas Thonell commented
I usually use this app when I'm on the move, and I often get e-mails on requests for work to be done or meetings to be held in the future. My current workflow is that I have to create a calendar invite/object separately and copy/paste from the e-mail conversation.
So one possible quick action on swiping an e-mail could be that it populates an empty calendar object with summary and details for me to save or make into an invite for a meeting.
A F commented
when I receive an email, I would like to create a calendar (Outlook) event out of that email.
create meeting from email
Renzo Cordina commented
Detect dates in email messages and transfer them to calender just like on iPhones
I'd like to be able to create a calender item from an email
Turner, Kevin S commented
create meeting from an email