Outlook.com Beta with a Smarter Inbox, Better Search, More Launches

Outlook.com beta was introduced Tuesday, offering an opt-in web experience with improved functionality in several areas.

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Outlook.com beta toggle switch

Microsoft opens up a public beta of the new experience of the Outlook.com, providing participants an immediate look at some possible new features begining Tuesday.

The new opt-in web experience comes with a refresh design, and artificial intelligence introducing a faster experience, more responsive design that let you see, read, and attach files and photos faster, with a modern conversation style and more.

The new smarter inbox, shows quick suggestions as users type, enabliing them to add information about restaurants, flights, or favorite teams' schedules to conversations. Also, an improved photo experience makes it easier to share all pictures sent or received in an email from a single place, the new modern conversation style let you easily manage and preview photos and attachements.

Outlook.com Quick Suggestions
Quick suggestions

Inboxes can now be personalized with favorite people and folders, and popular emojis and GIFs can be accessed within Outlook to give communications a personal touch.

Outlook.com beta better personalization
Inbox personalization

A toggle switch (see the picture at top) at the top of the inbox allows users to easily move between the beta and the regular Outlook.com experience.

Those, interested can start test drive the new web experience, by just a click on the "Try the beta" toggle on the top right corner of your inbox, that is rolling out to all users in the next few weeks.

And, of course, switching the toggle back and forth, you can go back to the regular experience as well.

Microsoft also notes, that more additional enhancements will be rolled out over the next few months that include updates to Calendar and People.

Outlook.com beta UI
New Outlook.com beta User Interface

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