Customise account icon
The new navigation pane doesn't allow customisation of the initials in the circle. With multiple accounts in outlook it's impossible to tell them apart.
Let users set a custom account avatar.
On outlook accounts my account photo does not show up. You have an over simplified algorithm that seems to be based on the description field for each account. However, because my name and emails begin with the same letter for all my accounts it is not much use having each account icon as the same letter ‘P’. A better way of differentiating accounts is required. Many thanks.
Steph Minshall commented
this is so obvious -cant belive it wasn't done already. The user needs to customise the icon per account 6 circles all saying the same initial DOES NOT work
Beatriz Andrade commented
I have various emails starting with the same letter, I get confused on which icons is for which emails. Being able to put pictures for different email accounts would help a lot
Joel Tbo commented
Open Outlook settings by clicking on the Clog \ Under mail Accounts click the right hand(greater than) arrow. Edit the description by default it is the email address you connected. The first letter of whatever you put their will show. Any number will show as the pound sign. Letters A-Z are usable..
Note: you can not adjust the color.
Lovepreet Singh commented
Recently found an unexpected behaviour in Outlook for iOS App. When I added my first account, my avatar image showed fine but after adding a second account it does not show avatars anymore and only shows initials on both the accounts. It causes confusion and it will be really helpful if engineering team can include a fix for this in next update.
Hung Ho Xuan commented
I have logged in with multiple emails: personal, company,... and it's not really easy to recognize which one I am using with the icon on the app header if they all use the "Gmail" icon (especially when the navigation bar is collapsed)
I have multiple email setup in the app. The app badges displays that i have a certain number of new unread email. I find it difficult to find which email contains the new unread email. I have to go through them all to find what i am looking for. If possible to have an indication next to different email which one contains the new mail
Joseph Madden commented
You can change your icon just from outlooks settings so you can change it to some thing else in your photos
Cristin Atkins commented
This is the same request as the Initials Colour Choice request.
Bronwyn Roberts commented
I have 5 different email accounts for business/boards and most of them start with B so in the account screen they all have the same circle. It would be good if you could change the colour of the circles or better get set a picture for each account!!!
CJR PHOTOGRAPHY commented
It would be great to be able to change the icons of each account. Currently I have 6 different (5 imap & 1 Hotmail) email accounts and they all have a icon which is a circle with two initials in it.
I would like to assign each account their individual logo so that it’s easier to navigate.
Rich Saiers commented
It would be helpful to be able to customize the icons or names for mail accounts to make switching between them easier and identify which is which.
Would it be possible to allow to customize the icons (using pictures or colors) of every email address? That way they are easier to differentiate. It gets confusion when someone has more than one Outlook or Office email account. BlueMail does it but they are not as good as outlook for emails.
Each email should be provided with the option of customizing its icon. That way all office email addresses don't look the same.
Hello, I brought this up about a year ago and hoping it’s still in the works. When I open outlook on my phone and choose an account I never know which one I’m choosing because they all the icons on the side bar start with Only a letter. My name is Shannon, my companies are Shann Design and ShitsOK, and my personal accounts are shannonastraea and Seviin ... this gets super confusing when I’m trying to quickly get to one of my accounts because the only marker I really have is the icons and they all say ‘S’ lol. Would love it if these icons could reflect the desktop version where we have a profile photo in them so they can be easily picked without having to keep tapping on each of them until I find the right one.
Please let this happen! ??
For different email account would be good to have different icons oncthe screen you could customise for each one so u know which is which
Having currently three Accounts in my Outlook App I feel that I can’t identify each account easily. Reason being that the account icon is - as per my reading - randomly picked by ???. Wouldn’t it be great if the user could define / design or at least select each account icon individually ?
Being able to sort these account icon circles would be good. Without having to delete all the accounts and start over adding them starting with the one you want to be on top... Then second.... Then third and so on.
Pls add a SORT option... A right click hole and slide/move would work peachily.
Please make the account badge/symbol on the top left of the screen customizable.
Today the random color picked by the app for my account is an ugly brown ... it hurts my eyes!
Thank you and best regards, N.
Mukul Gehlot commented
If you could remove outlook.com from being displayed above the descriptions of the IDs it would look more refined.