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Microsoft Unveils Beta Version of Outlook

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Aug. 17, 2017—Microsoft launched the Outlook.com beta, an opt-in web experience where you can try out new product innovations.

Microsoft is looking for feedback on how to improve the email service. Recent advances in programming, design and artificial intelligence have enabled its engineers and designers to improve the Outlook.com web experience in several areas.

The most noticeable change in Outlook.com beta is the design, notes Small Business Trends. Microsoft has substantially tweaked the design of the web app, making things look cleaner and a lot more modern.

“We’re implementing a more responsive web development framework that delivers an upgraded search feature, a fresher look with a modern conversation style and a new design to let you see, read and attach files and photos faster,” added the Outlook team.

Small businesses may particularly like the new Outlook inbox now with a Quick Suggestions feature, which pops up information about local restaurants, flight details, and more as users type.

Microsoft also says the new Outlook.com will help you give your email communications a personal touch with an easier way to access a variety of expressions, including popular emojis and GIFs right inside Outlook. You will also be able to preview photos and attachments received in your email.

If you are interested in test driving the new beta version of Outlook.com, log in to Outlook and click the “Try the beta” toggle being rolled out to all users in coming weeks. You can switch back to the regular web experience any time from the same place.

 

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