Ensuring a healthy work-life balance (opens in new tab) can be difficult, especially as the notifications start piling up on your smartphone. That’s why Microsoft is introducing a new update for its email service (opens in new tab)†
According to a new message (opens in new tab) on the Microsoft 365 (opens in new tab) roadmap, the software giant has updated its email client (opens in new tab) with new settings that make it easier to manage email notifications on mobile.
These new settings are now rolling out to smartphones with both Android and iOS so Outlook users can stay on top of the things that matter to them and ignore those that don’t.
Upgrade Outlook for Hybrid Work
In a separate message (opens in new tab) on the Microsoft 365 roadmap, Microsoft has revealed that it will add work hours and location settings to Outlook (opens in new tab) later this summer.
Whether you are still working from home (opens in new tab) or back in the office as part of your organization’s hybrid work (opens in new tab) model, you will soon be able to add your working hours and location in Outlook. As a result, your colleagues and others know exactly when to reach you, so they don’t have to worry about you during your off hours.
While this feature was initially added to the Microsoft 365 roadmap in December last year, it will finally become generally available from June this year.
By enabling users to more easily manage their notifications and let others know where and how long they plan to work each day, Microsoft is giving employees the tools they need to succeed in a hybrid work world.