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MC282784: Outlook: Time sensitive Emails in Play My Emails (PME) Spotlight

Updated March 29, 2022: Based on learnings from our early rings, we have made the decision to make additional changes before we proceed with the rollout. We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Updated January 11, 2022: Based on learnings from our early rings, we have made the decision to make additional changes before we proceed with the rollout. We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This enhancement to the Play My Emails feature of Outlook Mobile identifies Spotlight Emails (emails deemed important) and prioritizes them to be read first before other email from the inbox. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85570.

Play My Emails in Outlook mobile will now identify potential time sensitive and important emails to you and read them before the rest of your inbox.

MC282784: Outlook: Time sensitive Emails in Play My Emails (PME) Spotlight

Affected Workloads

  • Exchange Online
  • Microsoft 365 Apps

Key points

  • Timing: mid-February through the late April (previously late March)
  • Roll-out: tenant level
  • Control type: admin control
  • Action: review and assess

How this will affect your organization

Customers who listen to emails in Play My Emails on Outlook Mobile may, on occasion, experience a change to the order in which emails are read. Emails that may require the user to take action will be played first.

Note: No email content is transmitted or stored outside of your organization.

What you need to do to prepare

You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

This is rolling out default on. This feature can be disabled by tenant admins by setting the following cmdlet to false: Set-OrganizationConfig -MessageHighlightsEnabled $true

Message ID: MC282784
Published: 02 September 2021
Updated: 29 March 2022
Effective: 24 January 2022

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