Improve Contact Management
Add the ability to add / edit / delete contacts. Also be able to add a contact right from an email.
We highly appreciate your feedback you’ve given us about this feature. Good news: We’re close to releasing it on Android. You can get a sneak preview here: https://blogs.office.com/2017/06/05/improving-people-in-outlook-for-ios-and-android/
Thanks for your patience as we make the final touches!
All the best
The Outlook Mobile Team
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Seitz, Peter commented
'Working on it' dated 2017 ... any more recent status ? We're almost in 2021 ... Outlook for Android as SOOO far to go in order to become a viable mobile solution for business users used to Outlook on Windows. Even native Android mail/contacts/calendar apps could provide useful insight to the MS team on now to make Outlook for Android better. Not to mention all the direct feedback from Uservoice.
D Paul Dalton commented
Contact Management is critically important for almost all users & neither the Mobile nor the Desktop versions of Outlook do a good job at it.
Although "syncing" is useful, it ends up creating a MESS. Many of my Outlook Contacts now show to be synced with 10 or 15 or more other "contacts", either from other instances/locations of Outlook or other apps (Samsung, gmail, etc.). Referencing those synced contacts would be useful if I could easily identify the source of each of them. But I can't tell (at least not easily) which is the actual "Main" Outlook contact on my phone, which is the synced version from my Desktop, which is synced from a separate Outlook contacts list for a different number (or purpose) from my desktop, etc., & which of the other "synced" contacts are from which multiple locations of other "contacts" created on or imported to my phone.
1. Please identify the different synced contacts better (ID the main Outlook contact as "Main", each other synced Outlook contact list by location (e.g., "Outlook Desktop", "Outlook Desktop 1", etc.), & more clearly ID the specific source of each synced non-Outlook contact (e.g., if 2 Gmail contact lists are synced, then ID them as "Gmail" & "Gmail 1").
2. Also allow users to rename the source of each because often a user needs more detail in the name to recognize the source).
2. Provide a facility to permit a user to compare the data in each field between the Main Outlook contact & any synced contacts AND that will:
a. Permit the user to select data items in a synced contact & cause Outlook to either replace (or add to) the existing data in the same field of the Main Outlook contact (including adding a missing field, if needed). Just "linking" to the info in those other contacts is not adequate because when the Main Contact just lunksctob& displays "bad" data in a synced contact, it's a real PITA to fix the problem. One must open & look at each of 8, 10, 12, etc. "synced" contacts to find the ones with the "bad" data, & delete those syncs. But they later sync again & the new links start the that same problem over. Now that I think about it, I think this may be what's happening with "Merge" - it needs to be "smarter" in this regard.
b. Outlook should remember what's already been imported so it won't need to waste time comparing against that same contact again . . . unless it has changed.
c. While it would be nice for Outlook to also be able to update the data in those "synced" contact lists, that's not nearly as important &, if it's difficult, don't even try to do it.
3. Give separate access for getting to Outlook Contacts info while using Email of Calendar! This is IMPORTANT!! I can't tell you how many times I've been drafting an email or trying to schedule an appointment & I need quick access to info I know is in a Contact to be able to copy - or just reference - it in the email or schedule request. Ratgercthan trying to figure out how to get it from the Outlook contact, it's so much easier for me to just click on the Samsung Contacts list to get that info without fear that I'm risking loss of my incomplete work in the email or in a schedule request! It shouldn't be that way! It should be easiest to get to that info within Outlook - but you don't MAKE it easy or obvious how to do it!
David Rae commented
This Outlook will always be a toy until you give me a equivalent migration target.
And for Heaven's Sake, integrate Contacts with Teams!!!
Dr. Ing. Luca Musner commented
when I delete a phone number in a contact the number does not disappear. sometimes the number disappears after some time. the handling of multiple address books and multiple accounts in the same phone should be emproved
R R commented
to describe when sending a new email to an email address that is incorrect or misspelt or simply does not exist. It's under the people Icon list all of the people and the emailed addresses but does not let you delete them. I would like to delete those email addresses that are not in use or are wrong
randy see commented
on my telephone I am unable to find my contacts list and at it and delete past contacts that I no longer wish to receive mail from Etc. on my desktop there is a place an Outlook to click for contacts which would accomplish what I'm trying to do but trying to do it on my phone because where I am I don't have access to my desktop computer at the moment.
Patrick Vincennes commented
able to have same contact view than in Outlook for PC
Soren Bakhoj Kjar commented
I don't want to open outlook to call persons in my organisation. I want to use the regular phone-app for accessing the outlook contacts.
Wes Dick commented
Sometimes individual contacts disappear completely; often the display name disappears from my desktop Outlook.
Les Caron commented
I want to manage my address book
Sarah Karim commented
I've added an incorrect email address for someone and everytime I want to send an email their address comes up and I can't seem to remove it from my phone! How can I remove this without going on a laptop or desktop?
where contacts are?
Jacquelyn Gaines commented
How to delete contacts in my list. They appear without me putting them there. When I get junk mail that contact goes to my contact list. I want to delete them and can not.
wanmark wengrat commented
Eu acabei de excluir um contato , e o Outlook me dá a opção de eu adicionar novamente ,e o contato fica como se estivesse favorito nos meus contatos.Deve ter a opção de excluir essa sugestão que eles fornecem.
Lee Laycock commented
there needs to be easy access to the contacts file, or a means of importing a current contacts file
Richard Salter commented
make the contact lookup work like it does everywhere else by having... file save as... lookup
Shane C commented
If i search for a name and i the email address that is attached is incorrect it would be great if a user could edit it or delete and re enter new email address.
sandeep verma commented
add an option to update contact details
Lucia Palcikova commented
Karla Vega Espino commented
In personal contact list there is an option that let the user eliminate undesired contacts. However; always that the user is creating/writing a new e-mail, in the suggested contact list history still appearing some contacts that even the user never added in their personal contact list. Is unpleasent still saving in memory/history account undesired e-mail addresses. Let the users clean the suggested contact history.