Microsoft begins testing new ‘One Outlook’ email client with Insiders

What you need to know

  • Microsoft’s new web-based Outlook client is now official.
  • It’s available today for Insiders in the Office Beta Channel.
  • The preview is only for commercial accounts; personal coming later.

Microsoft has officially announced its new Outlook client, which is now available in preview for Office Insiders in the Beta Channel. The new app is accessible via a “preview” toggle in the Outlook desktop app. Enabling the toggle will transform the legacy Office app into a new web-based one, featuring new features and a new UI.

The new Outlook client leaked a handful of weeks ago as a standalone client, but today’s official preview is only available within the legacy Outlook client. It’s likely that Microsoft will release a standalone beta of the new Office app soon, likely when support for personal email accounts is introduced.

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New features include an updated Outlook Web interface design, built-in support for Microsoft To Do and Loop Components, and much more. Microsoft has also handily provided a list of features that aren’t yet available, but are expected to come soon. These include:

  • Multi-account support
  • Offline support
  • Personal support
  • Third party email account support (Gmail, iCloud, etc.)
  • Continuous Access Evaluation support
  • Quick Steps
  • Search Folders

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