Add built-in apps to Microsoft Intune

The built-in app type makes it easy for you to assign curated managed apps, such as Office 365 apps, to iOS/iPadOS and Android devices. You can assign specific apps for this app type, such as Excel, OneDrive, Outlook, Skype, and others. After you add an app, the app type is displayed as either Built-in iOS app or Built-in Android app. By using the built-in app type, you can choose which of these apps to publish to device users.

In earlier versions of the Intune console, Intune provided several default managed Office 365 apps, such as Outlook and OneDrive. The app types for these managed apps were tagged as Managed iOS Store App or Managed Android App. Instead of using these app types, we recommend that you use the built-in app type. By using the built-in app type, you have the additional flexibility to edit and delete Office 365 apps.

Note

Default Office 365 apps that are tagged as Managed iOS Store and Managed Android App are removed from the app list when all assignments are deleted.

Add a built-in app

To add a built-in app to your available apps in Microsoft Intune, do the following:

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center.

  2. Select Apps > All apps > Add.

  3. In the Select app type pane, under the available Store app types, select Built-In app.

  4. Click Select. The Add app steps are displayed.

  5. In the Select Built-in apps page, click Select app to select the apps that you want to include.

  6. Select the built-in apps that you want to include.

  7. Once you have selected the apps, click Select on the Select Built-in apps pane.

  8. Click Next to display the Scope tags page.

  9. Click Select scope tags to optionally add scope tags for the app. For more information, see Use role-based access control (RBAC) and scope tags for distributed IT.

  10. Click Next to display the Assignments page.

  11. Select the group assignments for the app. For more information, see Add groups to organize users and devices.

  12. Click Next to display the Review + create page. Review the values and settings you entered for the app.

  13. When you are done, click Create to add the app to Intune.

    The Overview blade of the app you've created is displayed.

Configure app information

You can modify information about the built-in app. This information helps you to identify the app in Intune and helps users find the app in the company portal.

  1. Select Apps > All apps and select the built-in app that you want to modify.
    A pane for the built-in app is displayed.

  2. Select Properties.

  3. Select Edit next to App information.

  4. In the App information pane, you can modify the following information:

    • Name: Enter the name of the built-in app as it is displayed in the company portal. Make sure all names that you use are unique. If the same app name exists twice, only one of the apps is displayed to users in the company portal.
    • Description: Enter a description for the app.
    • Publisher: Enter the name of the publisher of the app.
    • Category: Optionally, select one or more of the built-in app categories. Setting this option makes it easier for users to find the app when they browse the company portal.
    • Show this as a featured app in the company portal: Display the app prominently on the main page of the company portal when users browse for apps.
    • Information URL: Optionally, enter the URL of a website that contains information about this app. The URL is displayed to users in the company portal.
    • Privacy URL: Optionally, enter the URL of a website that contains privacy information for this app. The URL is displayed to users in the company portal.
    • Developer: Optionally, enter the name of the app developer.
    • Owner: Optionally, enter a name for the owner of this app (for example, HR department).
    • Notes: Enter any notes that you want to associate with this app.
    • Upload Icon: Upload an icon that is displayed with the app when users browse the company portal.
  5. Click Review + save to display the Review + create page. Review the values and settings you entered for the app.

  6. When you are done, click Save to update the app in Intune.

    The Overview blade of the app you've created is displayed.

Next steps

  • You can now assign the apps to the groups that you choose. For more information, see Assign apps to groups.