Clean, Clear Interface
Mail interface is just a mess. Cluttered, confusing, difficult to use. Please, please, please clean up the interface. Smaller fonts. Less cruft. Something like old desktop Outlook, Thunderbird, or Zimbra.
The old interface was an abomination. The new one is no better.
First off, I just wanted to take a minute and personally thank each and everyone of you for trying the new Outlook on the Web experience and for taking time to provide feedback!
We truly read every piece of feedback and discuss how to best iterate and improve the product. With that being said, there seems to be a set of users that are saying they feel the new experience is more cluttered. This is for sure not the impression we want to leave!
As we dig in, we see two pieces of UI that are getting the most feedback from this group. First it is the Sender Photos and second it is the attachment previews.
We actually have a setting that can turn both of these off. If you can, can you try disabling these two features and see if everything feels better? We would love to hear back.
Click the Gear at the top right.
In the Quick Setting Pane toggle off Sender Photos and Attachment Previews.
Hope this helps, and keep the feedback coming!
My suggestion is to repair the interface so there will not be any yellow markings like highlighters that mark words in an email.
Nothing intutive, nothing. Nothing simple. Interface and ugly colors. Important things are not highlighted.
Michael So commented
The overall format is not as tidy as the old version. And the new Outlook is lack of lines or colors to divide different sections.
Nice features and functionalities! But it looks a bit "messy" a lot of "noise" in the image. Would be nice to have a more tidy look so you could focus faster!
ditch the new look, it's utter chaos!
It does not look organized and intuitive for me. Looks scattered.
Kelly Stuart commented
Simplify, streamline, avoid unnecessary clutter. Too much visual distractions in the new Outlook!
New look is too cluttered, old look is much better, cleaner, can see more with less scrolling whereas the new look need to scroll much more.. include option for a skinnier display of emails in the inbox to allow more emails to be viewed in one screen instead of a cluttered list with too many details that aren't important if all one needs to do is view the list of emails.
The rows are too big. Needs to look cleaner. I love that the attachments are on the page ready to be clicked on though.
New interface is too busy
The screen is cluttered and full of things I don't want to look at. Everything is very graphics and interaction-heavy, making it slow to load. It's easy to click on the wrong thing and begin some loading some accidental action. It's hard to figure out how to perform simple tasks like pop-out message or discard a draft. Just make it simple and clean like Gmail. Everyone loves gmail you know!
Use Gmail as a template for a nice, clean and professional yet efficient look.
everything is just too close together and looks a bit messy hope something will be done about it THANKYOU.
Didn't like the cluttered layout of the homepage, everytime I looked at it I felt overwhelmed!
over fussy ****, even worse than before - keep it clear and simple. god, outlook is dreadful
too cartoony. its confusing. too much bells and whistles looks cheese. just tighten it up
Lee Cox commented
It is too busy. Pin has disappeared - that was extremely useful. We can't categorize calendar events by color or category. That made the calendar much easier to use.
Too many icons and words. Distracting! Simplicity is best.
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