Many Outlook users appreciate the Shared Calendars feature since it allows them to share their program with anyone. With Shared Calendars, anyone is able to send their calendar to a friend or a colleague, and that person can also edit it. Until now Outlook made this feature available only for desktop users, but started to change with the last update.
Microsoft decided to enable Shared Calendars on iOS and Android
A while ago Microsoft has released a statement about the new update:
“We are rolling out a feature update that enables shared calendars to sync to mobile phones. This update will make it possible to sync all your Office 365 shared calendars to your mobile phone for any permission level (view, edit, or delegate permissions). In addition, you can now share a calendar or accept shared calendar invitations from Outlook on iOS and Android. Existing shared calendars will not be upgraded as part of this change, and they will continue to sync only to Outlook on the web, Windows, and Mac. Only shared calendars that are accepted after these changes are released will sync to mobile phones.”
Outlook already received the new update and the rollout will be completed by the 22nd of September.
How will this feature work on mobile devices?
The upcoming update will allow any users that have Office 365 accounts to sync their accounts with their handsets. However, users won’t be able to sync any existing calendars, as those won’t be upgraded. However, you can use the mobile app to share new shared calendars, as long as they are created after you get the new update. The update will also allow you to edit the shared calendars normally and you can also delegate permissions for them.