Microsoft is releasing an updated version of Outlook.com, their mail and calendar service which requires a Microsoft account. This new update adds tabs and other message organization tools, search improvements, and more.
Last year, Microsoft launched the Outlook.com beta to bring you a faster, smarter, and more personalized inbox. After month of testing, Microsoft is now releasing the new Mail experience to all Outlook.com users.
They key changes in this update include:
- Message list: Names are bolded and flagged messages stand out with a yellow background. Added more padding and text treatment to create a clearer visual hierarchy.
- Message subjects are more prominent in the reading pane and the header now takes up less space, leaving more room for your content.
- Folder pane: Email messages may be distributed across Favorites, Folders and Groups, special icons make each of them easy to spot.
- You can now snooze an email so it'll be shown you again at the desired time.
- Dark mode and colorful themes.
- A click on the smiley icon opens options to add emojis or GIFs to messages.
- Calendar: A new search feature allows finding events and contacts across in multiple calendars at once.
- Calendar: The weekly calendar view now gives more room to the present day and the next one, focusing your attention on important events coming next days.
- Calendar: An updated New Event dialog allows create meeting reminders with options for Skype, Teams, or both. You can now join such a meeting directly from the calendar.
- Outlook Email and Calendar are now integrated with Microsoft To-Do and Planner via Tasks, which can be synced with Microsoft To-Do.
The new experience is on its way to the public in the upcoming weeks.