Microsoft is working on a new text prediction feature for Outlook for Windows that is similar to the web version of the app. The company has announced through the Microsoft 365 Admin center that the feature will begin rolling out to users in late January.
As the name suggests, text predictions will suggest words and phrases while the user is composing an email in English. Outlook users will be able to accept suggestions by pressing the tab or the right arrow key. If they continue to type while ignoring the suggestions, the text predictions will disappear automatically.
At launch, the feature will be on by default, and users will be able to turn off the text predictions by heading to the Mail options in Outlook for Windows. “Disabling this feature in Outlook for Windows will not affect text predictions in Outlook on the web or Outlook for iOS. Eventually, text predictions will support additional languages, which will not require an update to the application or settings.” the company explained.
The addition of text predictions will be a welcome one for Outlook users, and it’s handy for people who deal with a large volume of emails. Do you think that the new experience will help you to be more productive? Let us know in the comments down below.