As of July 15, you’ll no longer be able to put Microsoft Bookings on Android and iOS. The company has not highlighted why it has resulted to cut support for this platform across its mobile apps as spotted in the Microsoft 365 admin center announcement shared by the folks over at Petri. Perhaps, not many people were likely making use of the platform on their handheld devices.
Microsoft has already scrapped the Bookings app from Google Play Store and App Store, but it still works, if you’d previously downloaded it onto your device. The platform was launched back in 2017 to help customers make appointments. Additionally, it also features a private calendar to manage personal affairs on the sideline.
That said, you can still access the platform via the web. According to the announcement via the Microsoft 365 admin center:
We have launched the mobile friendly web version for users to access Bookings web page (https://book.ms) on their mobile browser. We recommend users who are using the mobile Apps to transition to the mobile web version.
Moving forward, Microsoft has ascertained it will continue with its efforts to enhance the platform’s experience both on desktop and mobile.
Last week, Microsoft announced its plans to replace the Mail and Calendar apps in Windows with the new Outlook for Windows next year in September. However, the company has since backtracked the move citing that it’s reevaluating the timing and implementation of this change.