Microsoft Outlook Update Brings Improved Spam Folder Cleaning

A new update to Microsoft Outlook for Android is rolling out, bringing a new one-tap handling of spam email and your junk folder.  The updated build is version 2.2.88 for those keeping score at home and is in the process of rolling out to the Google Play Store.

With this update, you will now be able to mark a message as spam when it comes into your inbox as well as empty your junk mail folder with a single tap.  Previously if you wanted to do this, it involved marking the message and then having to navigate to your junk mail folder to delete the message for good.  Microsoft has now streamlined it, making it faster and easier.

The update also brings the normal weekly updates that comes to Microsoft Outlook that are aimed at performance improvements, bug fixes and other optimization efforts in the app.  These weekly updates generally roll out for all of the Microsoft productivity apps (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) as the company continues to drive their mobile strategy of being the apps on your phone.

For those who have Outlook installed, look for an update to come to your phone over the course of the next few days.  If you haven’t installed Outlook and want to give it a try, you can do so for free in the Play Store.