option to disable automatic Alt Text for images
whenever I add an (inline) image to a message, outlook automatically generates Alt Text to helpfully describe this graphic. please provide a way to disable this. I share design visuals many times a day, and this description is almost never even close: eg a recent effort was tagged as being 'A parrot'. which it really wasnt
I have inserted dozens of images since this feature was introduced. ALL the automatically-added alt-text has been completely misleading. Any person who relies on this text will now have, instead of nothing, utter rubbish. This could be regarded as contrary to disabled rights law in many countries.
Microsoft: switch this off immediately please. I can find no way to do this in Outlook.
I created an account on user voice for the first time specifically because this feature is so stupid.
I agree that it's absolutely useless. The suggested alt text for a screen shot of just a few words and an IP address is "A picture containing knife, table." Wildly inaccurate. What an incredibly useless, stupid, annoying feature.
Ben Waddell commented
Please add the ability to disabled automatic alt-text for images in Outlook. This feature is (at time of writing) absolutely useless, and always display "a screenshot of a cell phone", or something along those lines.
This leads to inadvertently sending an email with inaccurate alt text, which could be construed as unprofessional.
This "feature" is most certainly by definition a bug - something that causes unwanted text to be sent in my emails - text I did NOT enter in to the body of the email.
sunil kota commented
Please provide the ability for users to chose if they want an auto alt text or not
This is an infuriating feature. Please give users some control over these heavy-handed features you force upon us. At the very least, let us define our own default alt text. For some reason, mine ALWAYS says "A screenshot of a cellphone"