Link Calendar Address to Map App
e.g Google Maps
Caitrin James commented
My event locations used to work fine, now weird foreign characters appear at the end of the location address and the locations are unable to be found on the map. This is so frustrating and renders the Location field useless in navigating to the event. All other calendar apps can do it, why not Outlook? Why are these characters appearing?
When clicking on an event location in an event on android, nothing happens. It should be a clickable link which opens a navigation app of your choice. Google Calendar does this, so why not outlook?
Emiliano Heyns commented
How is this still not fixed? Our organization has just banned all non-outlook calendar apps so I'm stuck with outlook. Not a week goes by I find something else that's both essential and *standard* for any other mail/calendar app that the outlook team doesn't think is important.
Jason Nadler commented
From the notification, I want to launch navigation. Currently I have to open the appointment and click the address.
When entering public locations such as local hotels or pubs, most of the suggestions are USA based or no results found (I'm in the UK). I suggest connecting to an up to date directory such as Google to return and autofill this data. It's a pain to have to exit Outlook to get this data from Google then have to paste it back into Outlook.
Appointments created on the phone stupidly identify the numerical portion of Street addresses as phone numbers and never, ever, ever successfully link to maps. Google maps, please; the outlook maps are terrible. Overall, it handles locations in appointments worse than any of the 10+ Android calender I've used.
Evan Kanter commented
this would make it easier to get to a meeting as you wouldn't have to retype it. the mobile app is where this feature is needed!
Ebrahim, Junaid commented
your calendar location should be able to sync to maps so that you can navigate to your meeting destination
Miller, Clive (Reuters) commented
you can't even copy the text of the location of an event that someone else has invited you to!
George Callipolitis commented
In Outlook for Windows Phone, when adding on appointment and you enter the location, Outlook for Windows Phone 10, automatically found the location. It then allowed you to tap on the location which would take you to maps and show you directions.
In Outlook app for Android, on entering location, it looks for the location in the USA and UK, instead of in my home location of South Africa. You are then forced to enter a custom location which unfortunately the Outlook App does not link to the maps for directions. In other words, the Custom Location, although it has a map symbol in front of it, is not a link or live.
Is there a way to rectify this? Perhaps a setting I’ve missed?
What’s the point of using Outlook App for android if most of its unique features are missing?
Anthony Richardson commented
All that is needed is a configurable send to option. The simplest to implement and use.
Peter Steffen commented
der Ort im Kalendereintrag sollte ein Link zum Start der Navigation sein
should be a complete hyperlink and an option to open with Zoom or Webex or WEB
Frank Daleandro commented
when you touch a location on iOS it goes right to maps, when you do it on Android it's a long press and not very simple when your trying to be quick.
Bobby Wilkins commented
Meeting invitations often have the zoom or webex link in the "Location" field. In other apps, you can tap these links and launch the web conference. Your app does not.
Gerry Dillon commented
When I put a location and a meeting time I wasn't outlook to send alerts so that I can make it with traffic updates and an option to arrive early
Zoltan Simon commented
Just switched to Android from W10M. Miss this functionality (too) a lot. I feel I'm pushed more and more to leave MSFT ecosystem as a whole.
Roberta Schuelke commented
It is very annoying that Outlook Calendar does not link to Maps. I'm switching to Outlook because out work and I am so disappointed that Outlook is not as user friendly as Google.
Hans Ham commented
the appointment address can be send to Here navigation, but is should also be able to send it to the car navigation system.
Mark Voar commented
When you add an appointment to the calendar a map will appear to show where the appointment is. Once you save the appointment this map, or any functionality that links to a map is not available any more. This would be a great addition to the appointment view.