OutlookUservoice_icon_outlook Outlook Feedback by UserVoice

New experiences in Outlook.com

We have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to collect feedback from you and other Outlook users. Your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

This is the forum where you can give us feedback about the new experiences in Outlook.com.

Please vote on ideas you like. If you have a new idea that hasn’t been submitted by anyone else, submit it. If you have many ideas, submit them separately. This will help us decide what to build next.

We’ll reply to top issues, and will consider other suggestions as well. Thanks for trying the beta!

For more information, check out our help page.

New experiences in Outlook.com

(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. New format is slow and doesnt work well on my computer.

    This is a terrible new layout. Why do you have to change this every 6 months? I might go to google and get a gmail account.

    346 votes
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • sso
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)

      We’ll send you updates on this idea

      9 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 299 votes
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • sso
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)

        We’ll send you updates on this idea

        10 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • I simply do not like it. I do not understand why you people continue to ***** up an email service that did not need to be changed.

        I simply do not like it. I do not understand why you people continue to ***** up an email service that did not need to be changed. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the original Hotmail.

        515 votes
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • sso
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)

          We’ll send you updates on this idea

          152 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          First off, thank you all for using outlook.com and for providing such great feedback. I wanted to address the feedback that you have left about not being able to do some of the advanced search that you had in the older outlook.com experience.

          We actually do have advanced search. When you click in the Search box at the top of the screen, it will expand and there is a “filter” icon. If you click that icon you should be able to do date search, attachments, etc.

          Hope this helps

          David Los

        • 544 votes
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • sso
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)

            We’ll send you updates on this idea

            16 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ads take up too much space

            I also have an Office 365 Home subscription... can that remove ads for me?

            6,320 votes
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • sso
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)

              We’ll send you updates on this idea

              833 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Update January 2018:

              We have confirmed that all users whose email addresses have an Office 365 subscription attached to it are getting the ad-free Outlook.com experience. We encourage anyone who would like the ad-free Outlook.com experience to sign up for an Office 365 subscription, which comes with a plethora of additional perks and benefits.

              In addition to this, users who would like to have a larger reading surface may find the Reading Pane Off/Hidden mode more preferable. This setting may be found in the Quick Settings panel, under Reading Pane > Hide.

            • It is horrible!! Quit screwing around with Hotmail. If you don't have enough meaningful work to do--QUIT and go find another job.

              It is horrible!! Quit screwing around with Hotmail. If you don't have enough meaningful work to do--QUIT and go find another job.

              418 votes
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • sso
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)

                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                10 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • bad layout

                This new layout is really unclear.
                You cant tell the difference of a button or an image.
                The old layout was nice because there was a better summary of folders, and a better sight on how to forward or respond to emails. Just arrows to "respond or forward" is not clear.

                Please go back to the old layout!!!

                1,143 votes
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • sso
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                  30 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Bring back the Skype integration

                  The Skype ias apparently gone from Outlook.com beta, as the Skype button near the Settings cog icon is nowhere to be found. I think many users didn't like the integration (there was no way to completely disable it) but it still was a nice feature for Skype users.

                  2,679 votes
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • sso
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                    501 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Update January 2018:

                    Skype is back! :)

                    More improvements to the Skype integration will come in the future, but for now, please enjoy the upgraded Skype chat experience!

                    P.S.: If you wish to mute notifications, you can do so in the Settings panel under General > Skype > Notifications.

                  • Keep it simple.

                    Email isn't for emojis & bright colors. Keep it clean and simple. There's too much noise everywhere else in the world.

                    I use my personal email to communicate with friends and family. I don't need to be entertained and over stimulated by gimmicks. I just want to send a message and easily find the ones I've received.

                    580 votes
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • sso
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                      53 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      First off, I want to thank each and everyone of you for using Outlook.com and for taking the time to provide feedback on the new experience.

                      I know that a few different topics got merged down into this suggestion, so I wanted to offer some broad guidance on how you might configure the new experience to get it to look more like what you want.

                      Lets start off with the feedback about not wanting the bright colored circles, emojis, and joyful animations. All of these can be disabled. Click on the gear in the top right hand corner, this will load the quick setting pane. From here first disable the Sender Photos. This removes the colored circles with initials.

                      Then continue to scroll down and select view all Options. In this options page select Compose and Reply. In this page look for Joyful animations. turning this off will eliminate the…

                    • Sucks.....

                      Sucks.. Like sucks.. Every update it get worst.

                      47 votes
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • sso
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                        59 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to write to us.

                        You might enjoy the new Outlook experience more with a few changes to your settings, which you can find by clicking the gear icon. Try changing the setting for Conversation view to Off, changing the setting for Reading pane to Hide, and changing the setting for Attachment preview to Off.

                        We’re always interested in new ideas, but we need some more specific feedback to fix the problem for you. If you have more detailed suggestions, please update your idea or add a new one.

                        You might also find this help article useful: aka.ms/outlookcombetahelp. It has some simple steps to fix common problems.

                        -The Outlook.com Team

                      • Beta not good for me

                        The new version is not good because the many parameters and adjustable options of the old version have disappeared. I need to be able to set more than what is possible in the new version, as rules of messages, aliases, ....

                        297 votes
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • sso
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                          56 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hello – First off, I just wanted to thank everyone for responding and providing all of the valuable feedback. More importantly I also want to thank you for using Outlook.com.

                          I did want to update everyone and let them know that we have re-introduced all of the options that were in the old experience. This took a bit of time, as we wanted to make sure we were designing simplified experiences for everyone.

                          Please keep the great feedback coming!

                          David Los

                        • Go back to old hotmail version - NO outlook

                          I dont like neither of the Outlook templates, the beta or the actual version. I use to love my hotmail template with my marks emails appearing first and everything most simple. Now with Outlook if I don't see it on my iphone, some of thenew emails that aririves to me doesn't appear in my home page and I have to look for them on "search" and and if it was not enough the "send" botton stopped working a few days ago and they haven't solve it so I cants send emails if is not trhough te awful beta version.

                          166 votes
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • sso
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                            86 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to write to us.

                            You might enjoy the new Outlook experience more with a few changes to your settings, which you can find by clicking the gear icon. Try changing the setting for Conversation view to Off, changing the setting for Reading pane to Hide, and changing the setting for Attachment preview to Off.

                            We’re always interested in new ideas, but we need some more specific feedback to fix the problem for you. If you have more detailed suggestions, please update your idea or add a new one.

                            You might also find this help article useful: aka.ms/outlookcombetahelp. It has some simple steps to fix common problems.

                            -The Outlook.com Team

                          • Make Dark Mode work with other Themes

                            The outlook.com dark mode is great start. Please make the Outlook.com Dark Mode even darker! Remove the blue title bar and all blue from the Dark Mode (at least give us the option). Blue light is bad for the eyes!

                            It appears the black theme is disabled for dark mode. We need a total blackout mode.

                            59 votes
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • sso
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)

                              We’ll send you updates on this idea

                              79 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 117 votes
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • sso
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)

                                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                44 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Disaster

                                The ads on the right are a nuisance. It is too cramped and complicated is right! And very difficult to find the thread of my email messages. Also attachments are hard to find. In short a true disaster. Take me back to the old outlook please. Help!

                                149 votes
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • sso
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                  3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • New outlook design rolled out is very slow

                                  my outlook.com account is yet to be migrated to new look. I am not sure why it is taking so much time to roll out

                                  74 votes
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • sso
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                    3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • I have multiple sclerosis and optic neuritis. The new Beta is stressful, not conveniet, and no way to change back to the old one.

                                    REVERSE IT!!!! I did not request my Email to get changed. Extremely difficult now, having multple sclerosis and optic neuritis. All I feel is head pain, migraine, and high stress!

                                    92 votes
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • sso
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                      2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • The "black" print is now so pale that I can hardly read it!

                                      The "black" print is now so pale that I can hardly read it!

                                      31 votes
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • sso
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                        5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Delete malfunction / cant delete

                                        Cannot delete emails. Delete button does not function

                                        21 votes
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • sso
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                          15 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Remove upgrade to office 365 prompt

                                          How to remove 'Upgrade to Office 365' and diamond logo in folder pane - means I now have to scroll up and own to get from Inbox to lowest folder

                                          21 votes
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • sso
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                            19 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          ← Previous 1 3 4 5 26 27
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          New experiences in Outlook.com

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base