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M365 Changelog: Text predictions in Outlook for Android

Petri Staff

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MC237968 – Text predictions help Microsoft 365 users write more efficiently by using intelligent technology to suggest text during composition. This feature is available for Outlook on the web (MC225214, October 2020), Outlook for iOS (MC229558, December 2020), and for Outlook for Windows (MC229381, December 2020).

We are now extending support for text predictions to Outlook for Android for customers in the United States and Canada.

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This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67028

When this will happen

We will begin rolling this out in mid-February 2021 and expect it to be complete by late March 2021.

How this will affect your organization

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When this update rolls out, users will see text predictions when writing an email message in English. They can swipe right to accept it or continue typing to ignore.

Text predictions are on by default; users can disable them in Account Settings in Outlook for Android.

Disabling this feature in Outlook for Android will not affect text predictions in Outlook for iOS, Outlook on the web, or Outlook for Windows. Eventually, text predictions will support additional languages, which will not require an update to the application or settings.

What you need to do to prepare

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Manage this option for Outlook mobile users with an app configuration setting from your mobile application management solution such as Microsoft Intune. For more information, see Deploying Outlook for iOS and Android app configuration settings

You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

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