Outlook is moving the entry point for pinned apps making it easier to access when composing emails

The change will be previewed in May, with a general rollout scheduled for June.

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Outlook entry point change

Outlook will soon change the entry point for pinned apps, and Apps flout, making it easier to access these apps when composing or reading emails.

According to the latest entry in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap, there will be a preview for the new change in May 2024, followed by a general rollout scheduled to start in June 2024.

The Apps flyout and entry point for pinned apps will be moved to the Home tab in the Ribbon in the New Outlook and Outlook for Web.


As the entry says, the new change will impact Outlook for Web, and the New Outlook, only. This change will be gradually rolled out to users, and it could potentially ease not only the access to apps when writing emails but also enhance productivity and streamline workflows.

Apps will be easily accessed on the same page with just a few clicks, allowing users to edit their emails with third-party capabilities, from spelling mistakes to accessing AI-based tools.

The Redmond-based tech giant is probably thinking about encouraging Outlook users to try out the new version: alongside this new UI change, which is quite useful, Microsoft is also introducing the beloved CTRL + C and CTRL + V shortcuts, allowing users to easily manage, and copy/paste Outlook emails.

The Classic Outlook already lets users do that, but the new Outlook has not been updated to support them just yet.

Speaking of the Classic Outlook, the platform is set to be retired by 2025, but the Redmond-based tech giant might replace it entirely with a web app, allowing those still fond of this version to use it for a few more years.

However, Microsoft will update the new Outlook to such a degree that users might start to migrate towards it naturally. Outlook’s entry point change is just one of the many ways Microsoft intends to enhance the platform to fit modern users.

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