Microsoft is finally pushing out add-ins support to Outlook on #Android, six months after the same was rolled out for Outlook on iOS. On Friday, September, 8 Microsoft announced that users of Outlook on Android with Outlook.com and Office 365 commercial email accounts would be soon receiving add-in support. The first set of add-ins that Outlook on Android will be receiving include Dynamics 365, Evernote, Nimble, Translator, Outlook Customer Manager, OnePlaceMail, Trello, and Smartsheet.

The add-in feature for Microsoft Outlook was first introduced and released in February 2017. The app running on the iOS platform was the first to get the feature with the company promising that the same will be brought to the Windows 10 mobiles as well.

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What does the add-in feature do?

Microsoft has designed the add-ins so that they are displayed as small icons when a person is communicating over mail. The add-ins are primarily extensions of the main app, which were added in the Outlook app to help a user multitask. For instance, with the help of the add-ins feature, the user can snip emails to Evernote or create a project card on Trello, without going back to the Home Screen and opening the main application. To extend the numbers of app partners in #Microsoft Outlook, the Redmond-based company is slowly and steadily working to get more apps on board the Android and iOS versions of the Outlook app.

Microsoft plans to bring other apps

Microsoft has planned to add JIRA, Wrike, MeisterTask, MojiLala, and Gfycat to its list of Microsoft Outlook add-ins.

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The JIRA app has been by Yasoon has been made specially keeping for software teams. The JIRA apps provide software developers with the state-of-the art deep developer tool integrations, agile tooling, and just one integrated storeroom for every step that one takes during the lifecycle of a software project. The JIRA add-in for Outlook will help the user stay updated and in touch with issues related to the software project and also maintain smooth communication with the project’s partners, customers, as well as vendors.

The digital project management app, Wrike will help the Microsoft Outlook users to maintain effortless communication and face lesser issues by bringing the groups communication at one place so that the whole team can get a better visibility of the work process. While MeisterTask allows the user to rapidly save and convert emails into tasks on the project board, Gfycat enables the users to search and share GIFS on emails to make them more interactive and interesting. Lastly, MojiLaLa, as the name suggests, provides the users with stickers, emojis, and emoticons to communicate your feelings over emails all over the world.