Microsoft updated its Outlook email and calendar app for iOS recently, and it now supports Touch ID security. Touch ID is a fingerprint security feature that’s available on the iPhone 5S, iPad Air 2, and the iPad Mini 3 and higher devices running iOS 8 or above.
According to the release notes, Microsoft says:
You can now protect your inbox with Touch ID and get the privacy you deserve. Keep your messages away from prying eyes by requiring your fingerprint or device passcode in order to access your Outlook account. To enable Touch ID, take a look at the app Settings under Preferences. (iOS 9 users) Your inbox – and dare we say it, the world – is now at your fingertips.
This feature might seem redundant since you need your fingerprint to unlock your device in the first place. That’s all well and good if you never share your phone with anyone. However, if you do share you phone, this extra security measure is an excellent addition.
For example, you certainly wouldn’t want your kid fumbling with your phone and sending a funky email to your boss.