Microsoft might remove Focused Inbox in Windows 10 2004

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When it comes to Windows updates, the first ones to always know what is going on are the users that are part of the Windows Insider’s program. In keeping with that thought, they have yet again found another interesting change in the latest build of Windows 10.

The Focused Inbox feature is missing

It would seem that in the latest insider version of the Mail app Microsoft has removed the Focused Inbox feature. Users are now debating on official forums whether or not this is a bug, or if Microsoft plans to remove the feature entirely:

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Many users don’t find this feature useful, but I always use it so I hope this is simply a bug.

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What makes this all the more puzzling is that the Focused Inbox feature is still present on Outlook.com and in the Insider version of Office Outlook.

Thankfully enough, the Focused Inbox feature isn’t all that popular among users, as most of them state that it is usually the first feature that they turn off when they first set up the Microsoft Mail client.

Focused Inbox is the first thing that gets turned off across my organisation. Having someone else decide for you what is and isn’t important, leads to some incredibly messy situations. 

Another change that was found, which was deemed as a bug from starters, is that in the About section of Mail, it says Calendar, and in the same section in the Calendar app it says Mail.

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All things considered, both of these changes can be just a simple case of UI mislabeling. As such should not be taken to seriously unless it appears in the later version of the Windows Insider versions.

Would the removal of Focused Inbox hinder your productivity in any way? Let us know in the comment section below.

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