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Outlook for iOS and Android Make Easier to Add & Reach Contacts, New Face Swap App Released

With Apple’s unleashed new iOS 11 today, Microsoft has also updated the people experience in Outlook for iOS along with Android, making it easier to add, edit, call and message contacts.

The changes now allow users to add and edit contacts right for Outlook.com and Office 365 accounts from Outlook on iOS today, while the same will soon be available to Android. Support for Google contacts will coming soon as well.

The contact card has also been completely redesigned, to nwo show more details, including latest conversations and shared files, and tapping a phone number now allows users to easily choose between calling, messaging or FaceTiming their contacts.

Additionally, tapping on a name in messages or events can let you access phone numbers, email addresses and other details, like Skype IDs, along with contact’s picture, as well as you can add the person as a contact — if not already added in to your contacts list.

Add, Edit contacts from Outlook on iOS and Android
Left: new contact information displayed on a device screen. Right: contact details displayed on a device screen.

To create a new contact in Outlook for iOS, just go to People tab and tap on + sign. You can also use search bar in People’s tab to find and add contacts from company directory. Once a contact is added, you can open the contac and tap Edit button for making changes, which will be synced across all Outlook versions.

Additionally, contacts can also be saved to default Contacts app on iOS and Android. And, any changes made in Outlook will sync to built-in Contacts app as well. However, edits made in the contacts app will not sync back to Outlook or your email service.

To remove a contact, you can toggle the switch in Outlook and they will be removed from your address book.

To enable Caller ID for Outlook contacts, navigate to account within Settings and tap Save Contacts.

View or Call contacts in Outlook for iOS and Android

People details in Outlook for iOS and Android

Microsoft today also announced OneDrive support for the new Files app in iOS 11, making it easier to access content from any Apple device along with a better file management experience on iOS for personal and work OneDrive and SharePoint sites.

OneDrive makes it easier for you to access your files, and we are continually working to ensure you have the best OneDrive experience on every platform and every device.

OneDrive already supports many iOS capabilities, including OneDrive for iMessage, the Share extension, and Apple Pencil and split-screen support on iPad.

Finally, Microsoft is ending support of its Office for Mac 2011, for the new macOS High Sierra, which is released at the WWDC on Monday.

Shortlly, after Apple’s unveiling of macOS 10.13, Microsoft said, “Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Lync have not been tested on macOS 10.13 High Sierra, and no formal support for this configuration will be provided.”

Thus, the only Office apps remain supported on macOS High Sierra will be those from the Office 2016 for Mac suite, and you’ll specifically need version 15.35 or later, but they won’t officially be supported while macOS 10.13 remains in beta, as Microsoft said, “Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote will install and run on 10.13. Not all Office functionality may be available, and you may encounter stability problems where apps unexpectedly quit. During the beta period for macOS 10.13 High Sierra, no formal support is available for this Office configuration.”

Microsoft also on Monday released a new app for Android and iOS, called ‘Face Swap,’ that allow people to take a selfie and transpose the image to different scenes and other scenarios.

Microsoft sadi, the app uses a sophisticated face swap engine that will allow users to: “Match skin tone (or any tone…Try a stone statue!), Automatically find faces in images and place your swap, Match lighting conditions, Match head turns and tilts, and Process and place multiple faces in a single scene.”

  • See yourself with a new hairstyle
  • Try on different fashions
  • Pop yourself into trending scenes
  • Swap multiple faces on a group photo
  • Put your friend’s face onto some funny pictures
  • You can swap any face into any picture.

The app is available today on Google Play Store, while the iOS version should be hitting Apple’s App Store shortly.

See the video below to know how this app works:

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