If your Outlook email looks a little different right now, don’t panic – it’s all part of a new update from Microsoft.
The company has made some layout changes to its email service as it looks set to make Outlook on the web look more like its other iterations.
This has resulted in some pretty important options now shifting a bit – but they’re all still there, we promise.
In a post on the official Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab)the company has warned users that Outlook on the web will soon “update the location of some of the compose options for a message.”
The changes include the “Send”, “Ignore” and Formatting options. The message doesn’t say exactly where the options go, but it should be very similar to the existing layout on the desktop version of Outlook, as Microsoft says the change “will bring the web experience closer to the classic and new Outlook for Windows.”
The change is already affecting users, with the update post stating that it should take effect in September 2022.
The update is the latest change to Outlook, as Microsoft strives to keep the program usable and intuitive for users everywhere.
The company recently started rolling out the new performance-driven version of Outlook for personal account holders.
Previously available only to commercial customers, the new “One Outlook” desktop app offers a clean, minimalist aesthetic in line with Windows 11’s design philosophy and also includes related apps such as Calendar and Contacts.
Crucially, the app offers the ability to manage Gmail, Yahoo, and other inbox feeds in Outlook, a boon for anyone who has multiple email accounts with different service providers.
The company also recently unveiled a stripped-down version of Outlook that it says can run smoothly on even the most basic Android smartphones. Outlook Lite is now available and offers all the key ingredients of the popular platform, but without straining battery life and system resources for those with a cheap phone.