A new update to Outlook for Android is rolling out in the Play Store that brings a key new feature: The ability to resize image attachments prior to sending your email. The update is version 2.2.95 for those keeping score at home and should land on everyone’s Play Store account over the course of the next few days.
After you update, when you attach an image file to an email, you will have the option to keep the image its original size or to reduce its size for faster sending of that email.
The need to be able to resize images as an attachment has become increasingly important as cameras on smartphones have improved. The more megapixels, the more megabytes the photo you take becomes. Attaching that to an email can prolong the uploading process to your mail server from Outlook for Android – thus eating more of your monthly data plan in the process.
Along with this new feature, the app has received its normal smattering of performance improvements and bug fixes. The company generally releases an update to the app every week and while most of the time these are bug fix updates, every once in a while you will get a new feature like this one today.
If you want to try Outlook out as your mail and calendar app, it is a free app. It works with Microsoft accounts but also works with Gmail, Exchange, Office 365 and other mail accounts.