The beloved CTRL + C/ CTRL + V are finally coming to the new Outlook

The shortcuts will be added in June 2024.

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Well, now this is a reason to migrate to the new Outlook, in case you haven’t already (and you should do it, as the classic Outlook will be retired soon): Microsoft just announced the beloved CTRL + C/ CTRL + V shortcuts, which are generally used to copy/paste files and folders in Windows, are coming to the new Outlook for Windows and web.

And, according to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap, they’re coming really soon, in June 2024. The Redmond-based tech giant says these new shortcuts will increase productivity, enhance and streamline workflows, and just generally make Outlook users happier (now, that’s on us, because I use the new Outlook quite a lot).

Here’s what the entry says:

Users will be able to copy and paste emails in Outlook using the shortcuts Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V, allowing them to quickly transfer emails to the desired folder, streamlining workflow, and enhancing productivity. This feature will be available in the new Outlook for Windows and web. #newoutlookforwindows


The new Outlook for Windows and Web lacked these shortcuts and the methods for copying and pasting emails weren’t entirely user-friendly or intuitive: we’re talking about manually having to select emails and then copying or pasting them, or dragging them across folders, which was not intuitive for many users.

With the new shortcuts, Microsoft is also bringing the new Outlook closer to the classic Outlook when it comes to functionality, something users will appreciate, and it could also be a motivator for those still using the classic Outlook.

Even though many people are still lashing out at the new Outlook, Microsoft isn’t backing down from retiring the classic Outlook. Recently, the Redmond-based tech giant announced its intention to turn classic Outlook into a web app, a decision that was also criticized.

Whatever the case, it’s also worth mentioning that those using Outlook add-ins will have a new way to authenticate, and it will be mandatory, starting this fall.

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