Thanks to the new update, Microsoft Outlook users will soon be able to customize their interface to reflect the past.
The email service will soon support two new types of “ribbons” – the menu bar that displays options and tools.
Two new types of ribbon are called “simplified” and “classic” and are designed to offer users a more personalized but also familiar view of inboxes and email folders.
The new add-ons are a nod to the past and may be familiar to people who have been using Outlook for a while. In his post on Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in a new tab)the company notes that the new ribbons are modeled after their counterparts on the classic Outlook for Windows platforms to “provide a more familiar experience across applications.”
The new ribbons will be available soon to all Outlook Web users, and the roadmap page states that while the new add-ins are still “in development”, their overall availability date is expected in September 2022, so users won’t have much to do time to wait.
Microsoft has been working hard to improve and update its email platform in recent months to ensure the best user experience possible.
The company recently unveiled its new “One Outlook” platform, with an enhanced service that offers a clean, minimalist aesthetic in line with Windows 11’s design philosophy, and includes related applications such as Calendar and Contacts.
Microsoft recently notified users that Outlook on the Web is about to change the location of some of its composing options.
The changes include “Send”, “Discard” and formatting. The post doesn’t mention exactly where the options move, but it should be very similar to the existing layout in the desktop version of Outlook, as Microsoft says the change “brings the web experience closer to classic and new Outlook for Windows.”