Redesigned Outlook for macOS now rolling out to users

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After announcing a major redesign in late-September, it now seems that Outlook’s redesigned experience for macOS Big Sur is rolling out, WindowsUnited reports.

According to the report, the update is slowly rolling out to users via the App Store. In order to get the get new update simply download Outlook from the App Store and notice if you get a prompt for the new version. Shared by WindowsUnited, here’s the changeling thats appearing for users:

  • Improved synchronization – Based on Microsoft’s sync technology, which also supports Outlook Mobile, the new Outlook for Mac syncs your messages with improved speed and reliability.
  • Search Improvements — Search is now created with the same engine that is used for other Office 365 experiences, so you can quickly find exactly what you’re looking for.
  • New features for composing emails and events—Completely new features for composing emails and events that improve your productivity through improvements such as an easily accessible formatting bar, suggested times, and locations.
  • My Day – A new addition that gives you a view of your agenda or calendar events right from your main mailbox and includes a 2-week calendar view that gives you a quick overview of your upcoming events.
  • Customizable toolbar— The new toolbar highlights your most commonly used commands and is fully customizable.
  • Mail Tips – Get more information about your mail, such [as] a pre-warning, when you notify people with automatic replies turned on, send e-mail to recipients outside your organization, or send an email to a large audience.
  • Snooze” – For those moments when you don’t have time to read or reply to an email. Just “snooze” it and choose the time that best suits it to reappear as an unread email in your inbox.

The biggest change in the update is a complete redesign of the user interface in preparation for the eventual launch of macOS Big Sur. Alongside a cleaner and more colorful look, the new Outlook update also brings improved synchronization for inboxes across Outlook for iOS and Android.

However, a major drawback of the new update is the lack of support for IMAP and iCloud email accounts. Microsoft has confirmed to Forbes that support for them will be coming in a future update. For users who reply heavily on IMAP accounts, mainly used in professional workplaces, hold off on updating to the new Outlook version until support is added.

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