With free alternatives like Google’s suite of online productivity apps that already allows collaboration on the go, we suppose it makes sense that Microsoft wants to step up their own efforts. So much so that the Redmond company has recently released an app for Android called Outlook Groups.

As the name suggests, this is an app designed for collaboration between subscribers of Office 365. This will allow users to share files, photos, and notes more easily with those that are part of their group, like friends, family members, colleagues, or team members. It will also let users participate in group email conversations more easily.

There is also the ability to share a OneNote notebook, as well as view and co-author Office-based documents such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The app itself is a free download and if you are interested, you can go ahead and grab it from the Google Play Store.

However while the app is free, it will require users to have an Office 365 subscription, so if you don’t we guess you won’t be able to take advantage of the features the app has to offer. In the meantime if you’d like to learn more about the app and its feature, check out the video above for the details.

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