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MC427760: Outlook on the web – Update locations to message compose options

Outlook on the web is updating where some message-compose options are located, depending on how you use Outlook.

  1. For all users – The formatting bar will be relocated to the top of the message compose window, similar to the common “ribbon” you see in other Microsoft apps.
  2. For all users – When composing a new email message, the “Send”, “Discard”, and formatting bar will now be located at the top of the compose window.
  3. For users with “newest on top” option – When you reply to a message, the “Send”, “Discard”, and formatting bar will be located at top of the compose window.

Previously, those buttons and bar were located at the bottom of the message compose window.

This update will make the experiences across web and both classic and new Outlook for Windows have a similar UX.

The shortcut to send an email message will not change.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98114.

Outlook on the web will update the location of some of the compose options for a message , including the “Send”, “Discard”, and formatting options. This brings the experience in web closer to the classic and new Outlook for Windows.

Users will notice that some buttons have been updated with new locations to make the experience across Outlook more seamless.

When this will happen

Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out mid-September and complete late September.

Standard Release (WW): We will begin rolling out late-September and expect to complete by mid-October

How this will affect your organization

Users will notice that some buttons have been updated with new locations to make the experience across Outlook more seamless.

What you need to do to prepare

There is nothing you need to do for this update, but you might want to update your documentation and help desk.

Message ID: MC427760
Published: 08 September 2022
Updated: 08 September 2022
Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), GCC
Platform(s): Online, US Instances, Web, World tenant

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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