This great Outlook feature from iOS and Android is on its way to Windows

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What you need to know

  • Suggested replies are on the way for Outlook on Windows.
  • The feature is already supported on the iOS, Android, and web versions of Outlook.
  • The feature lets you quickly reply to emails with just a few taps, including attaching a file.

Microsoft Outlook on Windows has been missing a feature that's available on its iOS, Android, and web counterparts for some time. The ability to use suggested replies within Outlook first appeared on its web version in 2018. The feature has also been available for the iOS and Android versions of Outlook for some time. Now, the feature is finally on its way to Outlook for Windows.

The feature suggests three responses to an email that you can easily choose with a tap. The feature can also suggest attaching a file as one of the options.

Here's the feature's description from the Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab):

When you receive a message in email that can be answered with a short response, Outlook may suggest three responses that you can use to reply with a couple of clicks. This capability already exists in Outlook on the web, and in Outlook iOS and Android.?

The feature is currently listed as rolling out this month, but that's subject to change. Neowin points out that that the feature is already available for Office Insiders in the beta channel.

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3 Comments
  • Can you add your own quick responses? I've recently had a consistent need for "Bugger off, you bloody scammer!"
  • I would like to see them have an option to combine mailboxes...
  • this is on desktop, is it not? i like it