Redesigned Outlook icon starts rolling out on Android devices

Laurent Giret

Microsoft’s Outlook app on Android is now getting the same redesigned icon that first appeared on iOS devices earlier this week. Tali Roth, Head of Product for Outlook for Android wrote on Twitter today that this is a gradual rollout, and the new icon should be available for all Android users “within a week or so.” You can see how it looks in the screenshot shared by Aggiornamenti Lumia earlier today.

Image credit: Aggiornamenti Lumia.

It seems that Outlook is the first Office app to get a redesigned icon on mobile devices, and the new Outlook icon on Android is actually superposed on white background, just like the one on iOS. Many high-profile Android apps such as YouTube, Facebook Messenger or the Google Play Store also use a white background, so in some way this new Outlook icon better respects Google’s Material Design.

In case you have already received the new icon on your Android device, let us know in the comments if you think it’s an improvement over the previous one.