Outlook Mail's new colorful contact icons are now rolling out to everyone
A fresh update is headed out to Outlook Mail on Windows 10 PC and Mobile, bringing some colorful UI tweaks to everyone. Previously only available to Windows Insiders, this update adds some new contact icons that brighten up the interface with an extra pop of color.
The new colorful icons pop up with the contact's initials next to any that you don't already have a picture assigned to. If you do have a contact saved with a picture you'll see it instead. It's a pretty minor touch, but the added color jazzes things up a bit.
Again, this tweak is now available for everyone on PC and Mobile with the latest version of the app. If version numbers are of interest, you'll want to make sure you're on version 17.7922.42018.0 of the app. And if you happen to notice anything else that we missed, be sure to give us a shout in the comments.
Thanks to Amandeep S. for the tip!
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BTW this tells a lot what scale of 'development' we are having here :/
Interestingly contact pictures/images are only shown in the inbox of the email account which is the same as for the contacts, there it shows the contact images or colored icons where no image is set on the contact (an outlook.com account). But in the inbox of a 3rd party mail address only colored icons are shown, no pictures. Does someone else observe the same? (when I open the contact from there it opens the contact with image in the contact app though)
I have even duplicated several mails from my non outlook.com account to the outlook.com account. While the contact pictures do not show up in the inbox of the non outlook.com account they show up correctly in the inbox of the outlook.com account. :(
Also I use dark theme everywhere as much as possible.
Other apps install just fine
I do not like these bloody coloured icons at all.
But the notifications for new mail don't come instantly 'always' as it was in windows 8.1.
Don't know if its a server sync problem or the app.