Windows 8.1, 10 Mail, Calendar and People Apps Receives Big, Important Updates

By: Radu Tyrsina
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Microsoft is continuing to update its core apps and it’s now Mail app’s turn. The Windows 8.1 has receive a massive update in the Windows Store and all users are advised to download the latest version. Read to find all the details about the update.

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The built-in Windows 8 Mail app receives important update, download it now


If you have automatic updates turned on, then you won’t even notice that Microsoft has given a serious revamp to its Mail app. But when you will start using it, you will observe the things that have been changed. Microsoft has recently updated more of its core apps, as it was previously expectedWindows Reading and the Music and Video apps are the latest on the list.

The release note for the updated Mail, Calendar and People Windows 8.1 apps are quite big. The focus has been put on the Mail app but the Calendar and People apps have been updated, as well. Here’s what has been updated by Microsoft in the Windows 8.1 Mail App:

Read also: Top 3 Mail app Enhancements for Enterprise in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 Mail app update details

  • All the messages from your favorite people in one place
  • More organized Outlook.com inbox with social updates and newsletters
  • Sweep to clean up your Outlook.com inbox
  • Delete, flag, and mark messages from the message list
  • Drag and drop messages into folders
  • Select multiple messages at once with checkboxes
  • Write new messages without leaving your inbox
  • Open a message, draft, or attachment in a separate window
  • Search across all mail in all folders
  • Create automatic replies
  • Default font and color for new messages
  • Get info about any sender by tapping on their name

Windows 8.1 Calendar app update details

  • Check your agenda, and personalize the What’s Next view with your own background picture
  • Add events quickly by typing directly into Week view
  • Jump to a different date with the new date picker
  • Edit your responses to invitations before sending them

Read also: See All The Windows 8 Mail app Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows 8.1 People app update details

  • Search and browse for contacts more quickly
  • View, edit, and link contacts more easily
  • Add a custom picture for a contact.

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