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MC788952 – Updated handling of Microsoft Office documents in Microsoft Outlook for iOS and Android

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check before: 2024-05-14

Product:

Microsoft 365 Apps, Outlook

Platform:

Android, iOS, mobile, US Instances, World tenant

Status:

Change type:

Feature update, User impact

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Details:

Summary:
Outlook for iOS and Android will prioritize standalone Word, Excel, or PowerPoint apps for opening documents over the Microsoft 365 app, starting early June 2024. Organizations should adjust app management policies and inform users about this update.

Details:
With this feature update, if both the Microsoft 365 app and the standalone apps for Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Microsoft PowerPoint are installed on a user’s mobile device, the standalone app will be given preference for opening its respective file type over the Microsoft 365 app.
[When this will happen:]
General Availability (Worldwide, GCC, GCCHigh, DoD): We will begin rolling out early June 2024 and expect to complete by mid-July 2024.

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Created:
2024-04-30

updated:
2024-04-30

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