This Microsoft Outlook update brings back some much-loved retro images


Microsoft Outlook users will soon be able to customize their interface with a nod to the past, thanks to a new update.

The email service will soon support two new types of “ribbons” – the menu bar where options and tools are displayed.

Named “Simplified” and “Classic”, the two new ribbon types provide users with a more personalized, yet familiar, view of their email inboxes and folders.

Outlook ribbons

The new additions give a nod to the past and may be familiar to those who have been using Outlook for a while. In its entry on the Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab)The company notes that the new ribbons are modeled after their counterparts on the classic Outlook for Windows platforms, to “provide a more familiar experience in apps.”

The new ribbons will be launched soon for all Outlook Web users, with the roadmap page stating that while the new additions are still “in development”, they have an expected general availability date of September 2022, so users won’t be too long. have time to wait.

Microsoft has spent the past few months tweaking and updating its email platform to ensure users get the best experience possible.


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