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Microsoft’s Outlook Gets Much Needed Redesign For User-Friendlier Emailing
By Yoon Sann Wong, 11 Aug 2017
“A new look with upgraded search that previews files and photos right in your conversation list.”
For anyone who uses Outlook email, you’ll know that the platform is in some serious need of an upgrade. Thankfully, Microsoft has announced a fresh, improved beta version that has some neat features users will be glad to hear about.
For one, it’s finally upgrading its stodgy inbox layout to conversation style. This means you’ll get to see your email thread, including everything that had been sent previously.
The inbox will also provide ‘Quick Suggestions’ while you type, so searching up nearby locations becomes a breeze. If you’re typing an email to a friend to grab drinks at a particular bar after work for instance, ‘Quick Suggestions’ will pull up the address, rating, phone number, and business hours of the outfit.
All the photos that you’ve sent or received will also be pooled in one location, making it easier for you to source and share with others. Furthermore, the beta lets you mark your favorite contacts, as well as access tons of expressions via emojis and GIFs directly within Outlook.
According to Microsoft, additional enhancements will likely be rolled out in the following months, including upgrades to ‘Calendar’ and ‘People’.
For those interested to trial this enhanced version, simply access it via the ‘Try the beta’ toggle on the top right corner of your Outlook inbox. If you don’t see it now, it’ll likely appear within the next few weeks. You can easily transition between the beta and regular Outlook by switching the toggle back and forth.
“Get Quick Suggestions for places as you type, so you can easily add details to your emails.”
“A variety of emojis and GIFs are available to add personality to your messages.”
[via Office Blogs]
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