Outlook Lite

14 countries Now Have Microsoft’s Outlook Lite app

Outlook Lite

Outlook Lite for Android is now available in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Venezuela.

The app is less than 5MB, compared to the conventional Outlook app’s 80MB. Outlook Lite works with Outlook, Hotmail, Live, MSN, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Exchange Online email accounts to view emails, calendars, and contacts (it also contains ads).

Microsoft is likely to allow other countries to use Outlook  soon, possibly by August.

Microsoft is anticipated to debut Outlook Lite for Android later this month.

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“Outlook Lite for Android” was added to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap on June 30. “An Android app that brings the main benefits of Outlook in a smaller app size with fast performance for low-end devices on any network”.

Microsoft has had an Outlook software for Android for years. But this is a streamlined version that should appeal to a wider audience. The international availability and reference to “any network” suggest Microsoft sees promise in underdeveloped countries and regions without 5G or 4G.
Microsoft has offered a lightweight Outlook software in a few places. But it was only for personal accounts, not school or business. This next version of Outlook Lite will likely remove these limitations.

Facebook did something similar some years ago. Facebook introduced Lite for emerging markets in 2015. In 2018; Facebook acknowledged developed countries also had poor connections and let US users download Lite. Still in Google Play, although evaluations are poor (Opens in a new window).

 

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