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.
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 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.
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