Release notes for Office for iOS (Insider builds)

Last updated:  April 10, 2019

Redesigned product icons for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Product icons for your favorite Office apps have been redesigned to reflect the simple, powerful, and intelligent Office experience.

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April 2, 2019

Version 2.24 (190402)

Outlook

Calendar in living colors

See any color categories created in Outlook Desktop, Outlook for Mac, or OWA, reflected in your Calendar on your iPhone or iPad.

Calendar showing color categories  

Calendar search

We heard you! Looking for an event? Your Calendar events are now showing as part of your search results so you can keep track of your busy life while on the go

Calendar event showing in search results  

Excel

There are no new features to highlight at this time.

PowerPoint

There are no new features to highlight at this time.

Word

There are no new features to highlight at this time.

February 26, 2019

Version 2.23 (190225)

Outlook

Never be late again

Find out when you need to leave for an upcoming appointment or meeting to arrive on time.

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Calendar with banner indication when you should leave to your next meeting

Capture and share in a snap

Increase productivity and collaboration by capturing, annotating and sharing images of anything from whiteboards to documents with few taps and apps.

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PowerPoint

Better shapeshifting

Enjoy smoother Morph transitions authored in PowerPoint for Windows Desktop, PowerPoint for Mac, or PowerPoint Mobile.

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Word

There are no new features and fixes to highlight at this time.

Excel

There are no new features and fixes to highlight at this time.

February 4, 2019

Version 2.22 (190202)

Word

Office now supports Apple Pencil 2

Got the Apple Pencil 2? Go ahead and double-tap.

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Quickly edit equations

Word now supports creating and editing equations. Write your math equations in linear format, for example a^2+b^2=c^2, and Word will convert it into a professional display format, a²+b²=c².

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Word document with equations

PowerPoint

Ink that sparkles

Add some whimsy while you're writing with ink. Just toggle on "Sparkle Animation" in the Pen options and you'll get sparkles as you write.

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Office now supports Apple Pencil 2

Got the Apple Pencil 2? Go ahead and double-tap.

Four circles: one with an eraser, one with a hand holding a pen, one with a color palette, and one with two pens

Outlook

Know when external recipients are included

Outlook alerts you with a MailTip when your message includes external recipients.

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New email message with warning that recipent is external

See your month in a glance

Show all events and appointments in your calendar across an entire month at a time.

Month view in Calendar

Excel

Office now supports Apple Pencil 2

Got the Apple Pencil 2? Go ahead and double-tap.

Four circles: one with an eraser, one with a hand holding a pen, one with a color palette, and one with two pens

January 29, 2019

Version 2.22 (190128)

Word

Get their attention with @mentions

Use @mentions in comments to let co-workers know when you need their input.

Selected word and related comment

Excel

Collaborate effectively with comments and @mentions

Keep the conversation going right in your worksheet with the built-in reply box and let co-workers know that you need their input by using @mentions.

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PowerPoint

There are no new features and fixes to highlight at this time.

Outlook

There are no new features and fixes to highlight at this time.

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