Add separate email and calendar icons to home screen.
You can now add separate email and calendar shortcut widgets to your device home screen. This will allow for one-tap access to the mail and calendar parts of the app.
Having trouble finding the feature? Let us know through the Help section of the app. You may reach them by going to the app’s Setting > Help and Feedback > Contact Support.
Thank you again for your support, we look forward to hearing more of your ideas very soon.
All the best,
The Outlook Mobile Team
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Have separate icons for calendar & email on Android one
Mrs Edna Pearson commented
Need icon on my phone for outlook
OK, I see how now. You have to use the widget feature and add it as a widget, not just Outlook app.
How do you do it? I had it set up, then it broke, now can't remember.
Adham Khairy commented
Can we have a shortcut that opens the app directly to the calendar view? Not a very big fan of the widget
Patrick Fuller commented
Scenario on mobile: writing email to arrange meeting. Need to check calendar for suggestions. Switch to calendar... and the email saves automatically in drafts. This happens every time you consult the calendar. Can you put calendar on a separate app so that it both windows remain active?
John Traynor commented
When launching Outlook Mobile, preserve the last view (was I looking at calendar or email...) and always show buttons at bottom to tap between email, search, and calendar, so I can always quickly switch between those views (like on iOS version). Or yeah, make them separate (but synced) apps.
please make it so i don't have to close my calendar to check and refer to my emails. i need 2 outlooks essentially one just calendar and one just email. its like going up and down a ladder when someone could be handing me things...
Just tried the tip about 'long press etc on my Android 8 phone. Worked a treat. Happy days.
Ira Lewis commented
Make the outlook calendar a separate app. This would allow quick access back and forth between apps.
David Ceja commented
Separate apps for People and Calendar would be better. It is the way it's done on Windows 10 and it should be the same on Android.
Here's another way - someone else shared:
It's worth noting that this is now possible (at least when you're using Microsoft launcher it is):
1. Long press on the Outlook icon
2. You'll see a menu with quick actions pop up. One of these is a "View Calendar" shortcut
3. You can then long press on that "View Calendar" shortcut, drag it to your home screen and it will leave an icon that will load the calendar directly.
Microsoft, in their infinite wisdom, has failed to let us know an option / workaround that is SIMPLE ( it worked for me ). Pinch your homescreen in to find Widgets, find the outlook widget, then the one within that for calendar. Someone else told me how to do it. Worked on my galaxy s8.
Colin Norris commented
to view my calendar I need to open outlook then select calendar. other apps have separate shortcut to view calendar directly
John Wren commented
It would be nice if the first thing you see is the top portion the calendar and the bottom emails. if I want to use a calendar I'd click on the calendar app; not f;*:*ing tab into it from an email app.
Brad Miller commented
This will allow me to go directly to my calendar so I can see/add meetings and appointments quickly and easily on my phone.
Ron Glive commented
Allow Outlook Calendar events to display as a separate icon outside from within Outlook icon or within native Calendar app (mine is Samsung calendar).
Thanks Matthew Johnson, your solution on May 15, 2108 worked!
Jean-Baptiste Gicquel commented
more ergonomic to have 2 apps it will be easier tout use, with less clics