Outlook Groups

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Outlook Groups
Developer(s)Microsoft Corporation
Initial releaseSeptember 18, 2015; 3 years ago (2015-09-18)
Operating system
TypeGroup collaboration software
LicenseProprietary software plus services

Outlook Groups is an application for Windows Phone, Windows 10 Mobile, Android and iOS that can be used with an Office 365 domain Microsoft Account, e.g. a work or school account. It is designed to take existing email threads and turn them into a group-style conversation. The app lets users create groups, mention their contacts, share Office documents via OneDrive and work on them together, and participate in an email conversation. The app also allows the finding and joining of other Outlook Groups. It was tested internally at Microsoft and launched September 18, 2015 for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile users.[1]

After its initial launch on Microsoft's own platforms they launched the application for Android and iOS on September 23, 2015.[2]

Outlook Groups was updated on September 30, 2015 that introduced a deep linking feature as well as fixing a bug that blocked the "send" button from working.[3] In March 2016 Microsoft added the ability to attach multiple images, and the most recently used document to group messages as well as the option to delete conversations within the application programme.[4]

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  1. ^ "Outlook Groups app is now available for Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone 8.1". Windows Central. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  2. ^ Edmonds, Rich (23 September 2015). "Microsoft releases Outlook Groups for Android to help you engage with your team". Android Central.
  3. ^ Coppock, Mark (26 October 2015). "Microsoft updates Outlook Groups app on Windows phones, adds admin functions". WinBeta.
  4. ^ Allison, Michael (29 March 2016). "Outlook Groups for iOS updated with new features". MSPowerUser.

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