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
PS: Please use the Help Section of the app for any questions, we are not able to see replies to this address.
Minde Caroline van (HDNA) commented
opening outlook is slow. calender in seperate app saves time.
CS Seet commented
each account to have its own color
Martijn Oudshoorn commented
Split Outlook into calendar and e-mail
Jeremy Zanetti commented
Icon match Provider like gmail
Barnett, Christopher J commented
Outlook mobile icon includes email, calendar, people and files as subfolders. these should show up as separate icons on home screen.
I just switched to Android from Windows Phone. I did find the "10 Launcher" which at least mimics the OS that I've been using for years. But having to open Outlook and then switch to the Calendar just sucks. It should have an option to pin all of the functions (Email, Calendar and People) separately to the Android home screen.
Hasnain Hussain commented
In windows 10 Mobile, there is a separate link or shortcut for calendar and mail apps.
I just came from W10M to Android.
I used to have Calender and Mail in separate icons. Also I used different email accounts in seperate icon. And last but not least I synched different subfolders of same account in seperate icons.
All that does not work for android which makes it really uncomfortable.
Jeff Pigott commented
Having separate icons is better than having to go to menu to switch mailboxes. Having separate icons for calendar would be better as well.
Erik Wallgren commented
have 1 app for each function so we can switch between both easily.
Mark Kaplan commented
I understand this is listed as "planned" however it has been for over a year. This functionality exists in Outlook for W10M. Having the ability to pin individual mailboxes would allow me to stop using separate mail clients for each account I have. I do not want one unified inbox. I have separate mailboxes for a reason and want them to be accessed separately. Also, having a separate calendar app is essential to managing a busy schedule. Being forced to switch between mail and calendar is inefficient. All of this functionality exists today in Outlook for W10M
Sebastian Penhouet commented
The Outlook app currently contains the calendar, emails and contacts. On Windows PC and phone these are all seperate apps. Make ist the same on Android.
Android has a widget that when Gmail or another email account with a calendar is added to the accounts it links the events to and displays them on a full screen month calendar. This works with scalendar on Samsung phones but no other android phone with the standard android calendar app.
Jáchym Kvasnička commented
Now we have to open the app and then open calendar. With two separate icons we would get the option to open calendar straight and still have the opportunity to swipe between calendar and mail while working in app.
Mark Kaplan commented
This functionally exists in the Windows version and needs to be ported to Android. Having seperate icons for each mailbox and calendar should be an availble option. In Windows you have the option of pinning the seperate mailboxes. Calendar, while still integrated, is a seperate app icon. 3rd party calendar apps were also available. there are none that don't require syncing to Google calendar.
Pierce Radtke commented
having the ability to filter is nice. but having separate app icons entirely is very convenient. Most especially with my work email and calendar. I prefer the app but often have to have my personal email on my internal mail system due to the difficulty of determining which I am working with.
Malsingh, Colin commented
the current design lets you be in mail OR calendar. I want to be able to work in both independently, not one or the other. it's like the way you started grouping all open excel spreadsheet under on task-based icon - rubbish UX.
Shirish Vaidya (SMSG EPG, IN) commented
need to have daily calendar view on the home screen upfront & center
Pahwa, Sudershan K. commented
I have been using touchdown calender widget which shows one liner upcoming meeting on the phone screen
Tom R commented
Outlook app is ok, to put it best. but it is TERRIBLE with syncing with Android. You guys need to create specific and separate apps for the calendar, people, and SMS messaging that syncs perfectly with Microsoft's eco system. And make it have a DARK MODE!!!!