Those who are looking for an extra security measure when it comes to their emails may now want to switch to Microsoft Outlook. In its latest app update for iOS, users will now be able to protect their emails using Apple's Touch ID feature.
With support now added for Touch ID, users will have to authenticate the app using their fingerprint in order to access and read their emails. While many might think this is an unnecessary level of protection for emails, the feature can be extremely beneficial to those who lose or misplace their phones while they are unlocked, or for those looking to keep their emails unread when a nosy friend or significant other already knows their phone's password.
While nobody wants their personal or work emails read, Outlook also features a calendar, contacts list and ability to share documents. All these features can now too be protected by Touch ID.
To protect your emails with Touch ID in Outlook, tap on the "Settings" tab in the app and toggle on "Require Touch TD."
Touch ID is not the only thing new to the email app for iOS. Its update version 2.2.2 also introduces profile photos of even attendees in its "agenda" view, as well shortcuts when creating a new event. Users can now press and hold a time slot in one- and three-day views to quickly create the event.
Outlook is not the only email service to offer Touch ID protection. Gmail and Apple's Mail app also allow users to enter in their fingerprint for an extra level of security.
Microsoft also recently revamped its email service's desktop site last month. Now powered by Office 365, Outlook.com integrates add-ins like Evernote, Wunderlist, Giphy, Yelp, PayPal and Uber. Users can also keep their inbox clean by removing ignored emails into a separate folder, attach files from Dropbox and OneDrive and add flight confirmations to their calendar. There is also Skype integration, a smarter address book and the ability to view Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents while responding to an original email.
Microsoft Outlook for iOS is available to download for free.
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