December 7, 2019
Microsoft converts Outlook website into a progressive web app

Microsoft Transformed Outlook.com into a Glorious PWA

Microsoft is continuing to turn a number of its products into PWAs or progressive web apps, and it’s now done so with Outlook…

Software giant Microsoft is remaking its Outlook.com and Outlook for the Web into PWAs or progressive web apps. The company has already applied the technology to the Windows 10 Edge browser, among others and now, it’s coming to Outlook, as well.

Microsoft Converts the Outlook Website into a Progressive Web App

The new Outlook progressive web app can now be installed into Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, along with other platforms that natively support PWAs.

For those unfamiliar with PWAs or progressive web apps, these incorporate the familiar elements of native apps but don’t require download. They also have better caching, offer notification options, and take up a whole lot less space.

Microsoft has already adopted PWA tech for its own Windows apps since last year and the company might apply the function to others, such as Word and Excel.

Additionally, Microsoft is in the process of bringing Gmail, Google Drive, and Calendar to Outlook on desktop.

The new Outlook.com PWS support is now live for Google Chrome and on the Brave browser. Simply install Outlook.com from the address bar and it will automatically behave like a PWA in Windows or macOS.

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