Exciting news for the Office 365 users from Outlook for Mac! The most requested features of you are being added to enhance your convenience in your daily works. This is an initiative from the Outlook team on the basis of their prioritizing your votes and feedback that they receive at their Outlook UserVoice sites, and your input on their Office Insider. The new additions endorse 4 of the top 10 requested features, and are exclusively designed for you to be on the top of every of your working days.
Following are the new features of Outlook 2016 for Mac that you are to enjoy.
Send Emails Whenever You Wish
It isn’t always possible to write and send emails consecutively at the same time. The new Send Later feature of Outlook lets you schedule your written emails to send whenever you wish. After you are done drafting an email, you need to select Send Later from the drop-down next to Send. Select your date and time of when you wish to send the email, and it will be saved in your Drafts folder. The email will be automatically sent at your wanted time, even if your Outlook or computer is not on at that point.
Office Insiders Fast users can avail this feature from today onwards. Office 365 users can avail the same from July. Check Can I delay or schedule the delivery of email messages in Outlook 2016 for Mac? for more details.
Delivery and Read Receipts for Tracking Your Emails
Often it is important for you to know that your email has been not just delivered to, but also read by your recipient. The delivery and read receipts are now supported by Outlook for Mac. A delivery receipt lets you know that your email has been delivered to your recipient’s inbox, but not that it has been seen or opened by the recipient. A read receipt will confirm you that your email was opened.
Your recipient can decline to send read receipts in Outlook for Mac. Check Request a read receipt or delivery notification for more details.
Email Templates for Writing Emails Faster
Another new addition in Outlook for Mac is the feature of email templates, which makes things easier for you in sending same emails repetitively. Also, certain emails contain information that requires changes every next time, which is again sufficed by the email templates. You can always reuse an email after composing and saving it as a template. Check Can I create email templates in Outlook 2016 for Mac? for more details.
Create Calendar Events and Tasks from Emails
Certain important info in your emails makes your entire day work through. These tasks require scheduling to be parts of your day so that they can be completed within time. outlook for Mac now lets you drag and drop emails to the calendar directly in order to reserve the time. The email subject becomes the subject of the calendar, and the notes field contains the email body.
The task users can use the same process. You can drag your email to task view for creating new items.
Developed Account Setup Experience
The Add Account experience in Outlook for Mac has been simplified. Previously, you required knowledge on details of your account type (e.g., IMAP, POP, Office 365 or Exchange). Now, Outlook will automatically detect your account settings after you provide your email address, and then will guide you through the entire process. You may also be signed in with the same email to other Office apps even before using Outlook. In that case, you will automatically be asked if you want to add the account. Check Set up Outlook on your Mac for more details.
How to Get the New Improvements
The Send Later feature can be used by Office Insider Fast subscribers from today on version 15.36 (170606), and will be available to all Office 365 subscribers in July. The additions such as email templates, creating calendar events and tasks from emails, and Request a Delivery and Read receipts are available to all Office 365 users from today on version 15.35 (170610). The simplified Add Account experience can be enjoyed by all Outlook Mac users on version 15.34 (170515).
Feel free to give feedback on the new additions of Outlook for Mac. Also, give your input on further betterment of Outlook for Mac on their Outlook UserVoice site.