Earlier this year, we introduced a new mobile app called Outlook Groups that lets you engage with your team on your mobile device. Available for Windows Phone, iOS and Android, the Outlook Groups app enables you to have conversations, view and edit files stored in SharePoint, access a shared OneNote notebook, @mention colleagues and groups and even discover other relevant groups. Download the Outlook Groups app and learn more in this article about how to get the most out of the experience.

Since the launch of Outlook Groups, we’ve received great feedback from our customers. Today we’re happy to announce several new features in the app as well as support for several languages in addition to English.

The new features include the ability to:

  • Create new Office 365 Groups.
  • Add and remove members and owners of existing groups.
  • View a person’s profile card—including contact information, where they fit within the organization and their list of Group memberships.


Creating an Office 365 Group via app.


Group conversations in the localized Spanish Outlook Groups mobile app.

In addition, Outlook Groups now supports the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Russian, Chinese Simplified and Chinese Traditional, with more coming soon.

Going forward we will continue to improve the experience, such as calendaring in Outlook Groups. Please keep your input coming as we continue to improve the Outlook Groups app.

—Christophe Fiessinger, senior product manager for the Office 365 team, @cfiessinger

Frequently asked questions

Q. What is the minimum requirement for installing Outlook Groups on my phone?

A. Outlook Groups requires an Office 365 work or school account. We’ve listed the minimum requirements across Windows Phone, iOS and Android here, as well as mobile app frequently asked questions.

Q. When will Delve and Yammer integrate with the Office 365 Groups service?

A. By the end of 2015, we’ll introduce Office 365 Groups insights and discovery in Delve. We are targeting the Office 365 Groups and Yammer integration to be available during the first half of 2016, as mentioned in this post last May. For more information on our roadmap, please visit Office 365 Roadmap and the Office Blogs.

Q. Why didn’t we call the mobile app “Office 365 Groups?”

A. Office 365 Groups is a cross-suite service enabling individuals to easily create public or private groups. Individual apps such as Outlook Groups will take advantage of the Office 365 Groups service and deliver new team collaboration experiences.


Published: 11/19/2015 15:05