If you’re someone who uses Microsoft Office on your mobile device a lot, such your smartphone or tablet, you’ll be pleased to learn that Microsoft has recently announced some of the changes and new features that will headed to the iOS and Android version of the app some time later this month.
Now the iOS version doesn’t seem to be set to receive a ton of updates and that the main changes only seem to be applicable to Outlook. According to Microsoft, Outlook for iOS will get features such as “Events at a glance” which lets users see past and upcoming group events. They will also be able to block external images which prevents senders from knowing whether or not you have opened their emails. This seems more like privacy-focused feature that some might appreciate.
As for the Android version Office, Word will be getting an updated zoom feature that will snap to fit documents on your screen to minimize any wasted space. PowerPoint will also be getting features that lets users add audio and video files directly from your device, along with more precise zooming in and out.
Last but not least is Outlook for Android that will get Quick Reply that will let users reply emails based on the context of the conversation, and also quick access and viewing of files from the Group Details page. These updates are part of the Office Insiders program for now which is kind of like a beta, so if you’re not part of it then you’ll only be able to access it upon its public release.