What you need to know
- Outlook for Apple Watch will soon support quick replies.
- You'll be able to respond to emails with suggested replies, dictation, or Scribble.
- The feature was recently spotted in the TestFlight version of Outlook.
You'll soon be able to use quick replies to respond to Outlook emails from your Apple Watch. The feature was spotted on the TestFlight version of Outlook by Twitter user Tero Alhonen. According to the notes from the developer, the feature will let you reply to emails with suggested replies, dictation, or Scribble.
Suggested replies should come in handy when answering an email that just needs a quick clarification or response. The app will suggest apps that make sense based on what you're responding to.
Dictation will probably be the input method of choice for many, as long as they don't need privacy. It lets you speak to your Apple Watch and transcribes it into text. This is more useful for longer messages.
Quickly reply to email on your Apple Watch with suggested replies, dictation, or scribble. pic.twitter.com/VxweNx6M4kQuickly reply to email on your Apple Watch with suggested replies, dictation, or scribble. pic.twitter.com/VxweNx6M4k— Tero Alhonen (@teroalhonen) May 12, 2021May 12, 2021
If you prefer a tactile way of entering text, the Scribble feature allows you to draw in a field that usually allows you to enter text with a keyboard. As you Scribble text into the Apple Watch, it automatically converts it into text.
Unfortunately for anyone who wants to try out the feature now, the Outlook TestFlight (opens in new tab) is currently full, so you'll have to wait unless you're already a tester. Once it's out, it should work with all of the best Apple Watch models.
Outlook allows you to view and respond to emails on your Apple Watch. Soon, you'll be able to quickly reply to emails with suggested replies, scribble, and voice dictation.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yea, reading and responding to an e-mail from my watch is not my go to method. I find it hard to do this with texts. If my watch is involved, it is primarily to decide if I need to respond any time soon, or not.
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