Add 'Acknowledged' and 'Thanks' buttons to emails that will tell the sender you have seen their email, without having to send another.
Add 'Acknowledged' and 'Thanks' buttons to emails that will tell the sender you have seen/appreciate their email, without having to send another, thereby reducing email traffic.
Michelle Landreth commented
Also - Congratulations icon. Bye bye millions of emails for new babies and birthdays!
Likes for the web were announced 5 years ago with a note saying information would be coming about other platforms "at a later date". Half a decade feels like long enough to warrant at least a yes/no response as to whether it's on a roadmap for development...
HEATHER KARUZA commented
It already exists in the online platform. Please allow us to see the "likes" and use this option on the desktop app.
This feature works in Outlook online. People criticizing it are treating it as if it would ADD email traffic, but it reduces it. Often, an acknowledgement that a message has been seen is all that's needed. Being able to just click a thumbs up (just like we use in Teams) achieves this without requiring a whole email just to say "Understood" or "Thanks". Plus, Outlook as the premier mail application and Exchange Server client should not have fewer features than the free online version. Please implement something that works like the OWA version.
Pointless change. I send and have to assume the person reads it or ignores it.
What would you do if you don't get a thanks/ack ? Send another, now I have two emails on the same topic and increased confusion level. What is an acceptable timeframe to respond? Do all emails need to have this? What if I send to a list do I expect everyone to respond and how would I manage the 35 people who didn't?
Please don't accept this as a useful improvement.
Brian Powell commented
This is inappropriate in a business setting.
Please don't. Email is not a social platform. We don't need another stupid like button or smiley face.
Agreed. It's a feature in the web version and would be helpful in the client.
I have a "like" in Outlook Online but not in the client version.
Please implement this great feature in the client version as well.
For people who care enough about emails to give feedback on the client, you all seem to really hate emails.
This would be great, any way to know if its in the works or not?
The point is to avoid additional emails that make a mess of your email box. I want to be able to hover over the email and have options such as "like" and "got it" and "favorite" that I can just click on that will not ruin everyone's day with more and more emails clogging up the email box, making it harder to find the important emails!!!!!! Please, please, please!!!!
Julie E Sharp commented
Justin Brown commented
To those saying "No I don't need more inane responses" or "Read Receipts do this":
1) The whole point of this suggestion is to avoid inane responses saying thanks. The acknowledgement would not be anything that appears in your inbox. Something like a column in view that shows the count of Acks and when you hover, lists the names so you can see them.
2) The VERY first thing I do whenever I set up a new Outlook instance is set Outlook to not send any read receipts from me. So, no, they do not accomplish this.
Doesn't "Read Receipts" already achieve this?
Will R commented
Would love to see a "Like" button or whatever 'unique' name you can call it for emails. Why should I have to take time to full-on reply to an email when a simple thumbs up will do? I often will not reply to emails for this very reason then have to explain to someone that their message did not require a reply. This is 2019, almost 2020.. Why is this not a feature already?
Read receipts are annoying and should only be used sparingly. Quick steps will let you send an email that says "Thanks", which may speed up things for you but it doesn't cut down on the number of emails the other person receives. I like this idea; sender can tell a message has been received without getting another email that they have to read and file.
Quick Steps can do that.