How to Install Add-ins in Microsoft Outlook App (Guide)

Microsoft goes all in with its almost-ballistic Android intervention after shedding sight of its targets for Home windows 10 Cellular. The Redmond big has already made its personal launcher, Edge browser and the Workplace productiveness suite obtainable on Android and now plans to offer Gmail a run for its cash. Microsoft Outlook was already a top-class cellular electronic mail shopper however it has now been supercharged with add-ins that goal to enhance your productiveness on the transfer. Microsoft made add-ins obtainable on the internet a protracted whereas in the past however is lastly making its third-party add-ins obtainable on the cellular app. So, let’s check out how one can activate and use the add-ins on the Outlook app on Android or iOS:

Add-ins on Microsoft Outlook App

Be aware: I attempted the add-ins on Microsoft Outlook v2.2.48 on my Xiaomi Redmi Be aware 3 and the add-ins labored completely fantastic. The flexibility to put in add-ins is obtainable in Microsoft Outlook for iOS gadgets as effectively. 

In case you’re an everyday person of an or Workplace 365 company account, the add-ins will additional improve the aptitude of the mail shopper in your Android gadget. Listed below are the steps it is advisable observe to activate and use the add-ins in Outlook’s cellular app:

1. When you’ve put in the Microsoft Outlook app (Free) from the Play Retailer and logged in to your account, faucet on the “settings” cog on the high proper.

settings outlook

2. Right here, scroll down to the ‘Related Apps and Add-ins’ part and faucet on ‘Add-ins’ to open the checklist all third-party apps obtainable inside the Outlook app.

addins menu

2. From the add-ins checklist, faucet on the ‘+’ icon subsequent to the identify of the add-in you need to set up and use inside the Outlook app. I’m putting in the Gfycat and Microsoft Translate add-in, which doesn’t require any login information, to show how the function works. The ‘+’ will flip to a blue checkmark as soon as the add-in has been put in.

add-ins installed

Be aware: Different add-ins like Trello, Evernote, and extra could require you to check in to offer Outlook entry to the info you need to entry inside the mail app in your Android gadget.

3. Now, you’ll be able to return to your inbox (targeted or in any other case inside the Outlook app) and open any one of many emails to note {that a} new ‘add-ins’ icon has appeared subsequent to the sender’s particulars and underneath the reply button.

addins icon

4. Faucet on the “add-in” icon to decide on the app you propose on utilizing inside the electronic mail shopper to simplify your each day duties. As seen within the screenshot connected beneath, I can instantly reply to any electronic mail with a GIF or translate the contents of a whole mail contained in the app itself.


Microsoft has at present solely made the add-ins obtainable for its personal electronic mail addresses however it plans to make the function obtainable to third-party accounts, comparable to Gmail, logged in by way of the Outlook app very quickly. The add-ins function on Outlook is sort of just like the add-ons that Gmail have just lately added to their platform. The customers might want to set up the add-ons utilizing the online Gmail shopper however they’ll turn out to be obtainable and performance on the Gmail cellular app as effectively.

SEE ALSO: Set up and Use Gmail Add-ons to Grow to be Extra Productive

Supercharge your Inbox with Outlook Add-ins

As we’re transferring in direction of a mobile-first world, the add-ins will assist simplify and make our day-to-day lives extra productive. The set up of those third-party add-ins won’t see you permit the e-mail shopper, by offering you all required knowledge on the contact of a button. I’ve already put in just a few of the team-sharing apps on my Outlook shopper and the expertise has been super-smooth. It’s certainly a welcome addition to the cellular service of the e-mail shopper.

There are at present solely a restricted set of add-ins obtainable inside the app however I’m excited to see extra companions be part of the endeavor in making the society extra productive. What are your ideas on add-ins within the Outlook cellular shopper on Android? Tell us within the feedback part under.