As a Microsoft 365 subscriber, you get new and improved Outlook features regularly. Take a look below to see what's available to you today.
Latest updates for Outlook for Windows
Here's what's new in Version 2009 (Build 13231.20200), the September release. Find your Office version
Get email suggestions when you search for a person
When you type a person’s name in the Search box, the most relevant email messages will be included with your search suggestions.
Writing suggestions at your fingertips
Word and Outlook shows you writing suggestions that help you write more efficiently by predicting text quickly, timely and accurately. To accept the suggestion, just use the Tab key.
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New Microsoft 365 features are sometimes rolled out over a period of time to all subscribers.
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Here's what's new in Version 2006 (Build 13001.20266)
Save to your pinned folder
Pinned folders stay near the top of your Save locations so you can quickly access the folder you need.
Pick where to search
The new search scope drop down allows you to modify your search and switch more easily between Current Folder and Current Mailbox.
Here's what's new in Version 2005 (Build 12827.20268)
Here's what's new in Version 2004 (Build 12730.20236).
Join meetings without leaving your inbox
No need to switch to your calendar to join online meetings. With the Calendar pinned to the To-Do pane, join any meeting with just one click.
Friendlier link names in email
When you include a link to a file, the file name replaces the URL. You can change permissions so all recipients have access.
Jazz up your files and email
Give your presentations, documents, and email messages more flair with free, high-quality stock images and backgrounds.
Here's what's new in Version 2003 (Build 12624.20320).
Drag email to a group you own
Move and copy messages and conversations by dragging them from your inbox. Messages you drag will be shared with all group members.
Pick your perfect color
Use hex color codes to choose exactly the color you want for your font, text highlight, and more.
Here's what's new in Version 2002 (Build 12527.20194).
Help protect data in your group
The Sensitivity label you choose when creating a group is applied to group email, documents, and team sites.
See what's new in the August update, version Version 1908 (Build 11929.20254).
Search and enjoy
We've added Search to Insert Icons to make it easy to find the icon you want. And when you're selecting, the Insert button tells you how many you've picked.
See your messages in a different light
Use the Sun/Moon button to switch between light and dark backgrounds in the reading pane. *Requires Black theme.
Read on to see what's new in the June update, version Version 1906 (Build 11727.20230).
More icons to match your mood
We've added over 300 new icons. Find them at Insert > Icons.
Let me draw it out
Scribble on top of pictures or add a Drawing Canvas to send your thoughts with ink.
We've updated the Outlook experience for you
A simplified experience, previously available for preview with Coming Soon, designed to help you focus on what matters most.
A simplified ribbon that's customizable, too
Enjoy a streamlined, single row of the most frequently used buttons. Easily switch between classic and Simplified views, and pin/unpin commands.
Relaxed or tight, you choose
Tighter Spacing lets you decide if you want more space between items, or a tighter layout to see more.
See what's new in the May update, version Version 1905 (Build 11629.20196).
Bring your LinkedIn network to Outlook
Connect your LinkedIn account to Outlook to see your professional connections in your Inbox.
Pick your favorite action
Don't use Flag and Delete? How about Archive or Mark as Read? Customize the quick action menu with the commands you use most.
See what's new in the January update, Version 1901 (Build 11231.20174).
They'll see what you meme
When text or static images just won't do, use an animated GIF to make your point.
All your encryption options in one place
Manage the security of your email messages by setting the appropriate level of permission using Options > Encrypt.
See what's new in Version 18.12 (11126.20188).
Build in time between back-to-back meetings
Give attendees time to catch their breath or travel between locations by setting meetings to end 5-10 minutes early by default.
See what's new in the November update, Version 18.11 (11029.20079).
Zoom and stick
Instead of adjusting Zoom each time, you read a message, choose a default setting to use for all your messages.
Reserving a room just got easier
Look for a conference room using more than one room list — and switch lists without losing room you've selected.
See what's new in the October update, Version 18.10 (11001.20074).
People Suggestions in Schedule Assistant
See recommendations for attendees to add when you schedule a meeting. No more switching back and forth between the Scheduling Assistant and the To line.
Stop seeing reminders for past events
You can set your calendar to automatically dismiss reminders for events after they've ended.
See what's new in the September update Version 1809 (Build 10827.20138).
See what's new in the August 2018 feature update, Version 1808 (Build 10730.20088).
See what's new and improved in the June 2018 feature update, Version 1806 (Build 10228.20080).
One-click fixes for accessibility issues
The Accessibility Checker is better than ever with updated support for international standards and handy recommendations to make your documents more accessible.
The more the merrier
Invite others to join a group by sharing a URL or sending an email with an embedded link.
Add visual impact
Bring visual interest to your documents, worksheets, and presentations by inserting Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) that have filters applied to them.
See what's new and improved in the May 2018 feature update, Version 1805 (Build 9330.2087).
Why type when you can use your voice to write email messages? Just dictate!
View three time zones
Need to schedule a meeting across time zones? Add multiple time zones to your calendar to easily see everyone's availability and pick a time that works for all.
Calendar sharing made easy
We heard you! Sharing your calendars is simpler, and calendars shared from Outlook Desktop are now also available in Outlook Mobile. Stay productive and remain timely in the office and on the go!
See what's new and improved in the April 2018 feature update, Version 1804 (Build 9226.2114).
Listen to your emails
When multitasking is in order, let Outlook read your email messages aloud. Now you can keep up with your email while doing other tasks, too.
Mark emails as read when deleting
If your Deleted Items folder includes unread items, there's now a quick fix to make sure all deleted messages are marked as read.
Never miss a reminder
Set your reminders to pop up over the windows you're working in. If you prefer something more subtle, Outlook will flash in the taskbar to get your attention.
See what's new and improved in the March 2018 feature update, Version 1803 (Build 9126.xxxx).
Create a group with fewer clicks
Creating a group is easier than ever. Just provide the basic information and we'll take care of the rest.
Email sorting made easy
Not using Focused Inbox? We've brought back sorting options and the Unread filter above the message list.
Know who you'll be meeting with
See people's responses to a meeting request, even if you aren't the meeting organizer.
Latest updates for Mac
There is nothing new in Version 16.41.20091302, the August release. Check out a feature we recently released.
From Outlook to OneNote in just one click
With the click of a button you can save your Outlook messages and meeting notes to a OneNote notebook. Use it as an archive or as a convenient place to stash your stuff.
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Latest updates for iOS
Read on to see what's new in version 2.42.20100803, the October update.
Handwritten text converted automatically on iPad
With iPadOS 14 and Apple Pencil, Outlook users will be able to hand write their emails and their handwritten message will be converted to text automatically with Scribble.
Book a Workspace in Outlook
Like how you'd book a conference room, you can now book a workspace in Outlook. See the availability of workspaces in your building and book a seat.
Open Multiple Outlook Windows on iPad
With iOS 14 you can use Apple’s Multitasking feature to open two apps at the same time. This means that you can open Outlook and Edge to copy and drag text and links to your email, helping you create and send compelling and informative emails. Microsoft introduces the ability to drag and drop files and photos into Outlook. For example you can open your Photos app at the same time as Outlook for iOS on iPad to drag and drop a selection of pictures as email attachments, such as receipts to be emailed to your expense management solution.
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Read on to see what's new in version 2.40.20080300, the April update.
Create tasks from email
You can now create tasks in Outlook! To follow up on an email, just create a task from it. To add due dates and reminders, use the To Do app.
Compose button has moved
The button to start composing a new email and creating a new event has moved from the top right of the screen to the bottom right, and is a floating button
Outlook has a New look on the Apple Watch
Check out our vibrant Outlook blue on our re-designed Apple Watch app homepage!
Get from email to a meeting faster!
Outlook now suggests that you create a meeting or send availability when we detect emails related to scheduling.
Online meetings go beyond Skype and Teams
Now you can create and join meetings from the third party provider your company uses, like BlueJeans, WebEx, and Zoom. Once this feature is enabled by your administrator you'll see an option to add the online meeting information when creating an event.
Read on to see what's new in version 2.36.20040600, the April update.
Search gets spelling options
Typos and spelling errors won’t slow you down! Outlook suggests an alternative keyword so you can find the information you're looking for without having to re-enter your query, typo free.
Latest updates for Android
See what's new in 16.0.12730.20182, the April update.
See what’s next
Outlook now shows you what meeting in your calendar is coming up. You'll see it at the top of your inbox 30 minutes before the event starts.