Microsoft Outlook to get email reminders

Devesh Beri

Microsoft has added a new feature to its Microsoft 365 roadmap for Outlook. The feature, identified by Feature ID 178351, is called “Message Reminders.”

Microsoft also announced that Outlook will enable users to hide sent messages in conversation mode through the roadmap.

When Outlook recognizes that a user may have overlooked responding to or following up on an email, it will bring that email back to the top of the user’s inbox, marking it as requiring action. It’s worth noting that only one email message can be brought to the top of the user’s inbox at a time.

It offers users the advantage of improved email management by ensuring important messages that require action are brought back to their attention, helping to prevent important emails from being inadvertently overlooked or forgotten.

This update was added to the roadmap on October 18, 2023. The feature is applicable to Outlook and will be available on various cloud instances, including GCC High, GCC, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), and DoD. It will be accessible on the Mac platform. It will go through different release phases, including Current Channel, Preview, and General Availability.

The preview for this feature is set to become available in January 2024, with the rollout scheduled to commence in the same month.