Protect your emails with your fingerprint on new Outlook app for iOS

March 17, 2016 - 

Keep your messages private by requiring your fingerprint to access your Outlook account on iOS devices.

A new update to Microsoft’s Outlook app now lets users protect emails with their fingerprints on iOS devices equipped with a Touch ID sensor, according to a report by Mashable.

Outlook is the first of the major email apps on iOS, including Gmail and Apple’s own stock Mail app, to support the fingerprint security features of Touch ID.

Set up Touch ID security by going into the app’s preferences setting and set the toggle for “Require Touch ID” and the next time you launch Outlook, you will be asked to authenticate with your fingerprint before you can access your emails.

Outlook provides a calendar feature as well, and the ability to send and view documents via sharing apps like Dropbox, without having to leave the app. All of these features can also be guarded by Touch ID.

The Outlook app is available for free at the App Store.

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