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The new Outlook for Windows brings the latest features, intelligent assisted capabilities and a new modern and simplified design to your Outlook app. You can tailor it to your style and do more with new Outlook for Windows!

Try the preview, start the journey with us, and help us shape the future of new Outlook for Windows.
 

Important: New Outlook for Windows supports Exchange-backed Microsoft 365 work or school accounts. Currently, the new Outlook for Windows does not support other account types like Gmail, Yahoo!, iCloud, or other account types connecting through POP/IMAP protocols. New Outlook for Windows also does not currently support On-Premises, Hybrid, or Sovereign Exchange deployments. 


To learn more about the new Outlook for Windows, check out this Office Insider's blog post.

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How to install 

  1. Make sure you are in Office Insiders Fast (Beta Channel).

  2. Confirm that you have an Exchange-backed Microsoft 365 work or school account as your Default Send Account in Outlook. To do this, click File > Account Settings > Account Settings > Set as Default.

  3. Restart Outlook and click on the Try the New Outlook toggle. Read the privacy statement in the prompt and then select Switch.

    Image showing on/off toggle options.
     

    Note: You can switch back whenever you want, just switch the toggle off in the new Outlook and it will automatically open the classic version.

  4. The new Outlook for Windows will launch into the account you have set as your default send account in Outlook. If Outlook can't sign you in automatically, manually type in the account and sign in (must be an Exchange-backed Microsoft 365 work or school account).

  5. Select Import Settings on the dialog that appears to bring over your settings from the classic Outlook for Windows or choose Skip. To learn more about what settings are imported, see Migrate your settings to the new Outlook for Windows.

    Note: If you select Skip, your Outlook on the web settings will be used.

  6. Help us improve the product by giving us feedback. Just choose the feedback icon in the top right corner whenever you have an idea or want to share a comment with us.

    Image showing the Give Feedback button.

How to sign out of new Outlook for Windows and sign in with a different account 

  1. Open Outlook.

  2. Select Settings on the top ribbon.

  3. Select View all Outlook settings.

  4. Select Accounts > Email accounts > Manage

  5. On the next screen, select Remove

  6. You will then see a prompt to enter the email address corresponding to the Outlook account you want to log in to. After entering the email address, you will be logged into the associated Outlook account.

Support for key Outlook features

Feature

Outlook on the web

Outlook for Windows

Support for key features in New Outlook for Windows

Pin emails
Pin a message to move it to the top of your inbox so it's easy to find later.

Yes

No

Yes

Snooze emails
Snooze an email to temporarily remove it from your inbox and schedule it to appear as a new mail for later, when you can respond.

Yes

No

Yes

My Day view
Use My Day to see your upcoming calendar events and tasks anywhere in Outlook, including Mail, Calendar, and People.

Yes

Yes**

Yes

Inbox rules
Use inbox rules to automatically perform specific actions on email that arrives in your inbox.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Conversation settings
You can change the appearance of the message list and reading pane. Email in the message list can be displayed as individual messages or grouped by conversation.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Loop components
Use loop components to collaborate within Outlook.

Yes

No

Yes

Board view
Use board view to organize everything in one place – calendars, tasks lists, sticky notes, links, goals, and even reminders.

Yes

No

Yes

Hybrid RSVP
Confirm your attendance in person or virtually to help everyone plan better.

Yes

No*

Yes

Microsoft 365 account
Support for Microsoft 365 account.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Outlook.com account
Support for Outlook.com account.

Yes

Yes

Yes

3rd party (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) accounts
Support for 3rd party accounts.

Yes***

Yes

No*

Multi-account support
Access multiple accounts from your Outlook client.

Yes***

Yes

No*

Delegation
Allow someone else to manage your mailbox and calendar.

Yes

Yes

No*

Shared mailboxes
Allow groups of users to monitor and send emails from a shared mailbox.

Yes

Yes

No*

Offline support

No

Yes

No*

Web add-ins
Integrations built on Outlook by using our modern web-based platform

Yes

Yes

No*

COM Add-ins
Integrations built on Outlook using COM integration.

No

Yes

No

*Coming soon

**Supported in Outlook for Windows through the To-Do Bar

***With limited capabilities

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