I would like to be able to disable Expressions. I turned off the beta solely because I can't disable the expressions. Let me know when
I would like to be able to disable Expressions. I turned off the beta solely because I can't disable the expressions. Let me know when you have the feature added and I'll re-join the beta. Thanks.
The setting for this feature is under Mail > Compose and reply > Quick suggestions.
Keith Mansfield commented
Agree the stupid automated imposition of highlighting these things making it really hard to edit them has to go. What is wrong with the Developers that they make such appalling design choices? If you're going to do something like this, give professional users a simple and obvious way to turn it off.
The auto population of "Thanks" that can not be edited and does not actually show on the sent email is frustrating. I could not find how to turn it off
The GIF feature when you type a phrase is beyond annoying and unprofessional. It also seems to slow down the ability for me to type an eamai
Edward Crowley commented
I am a professional and this new upgraded email is far from professional. It looks like a sprinkled cupcake was smashed all over my screen by the time I am done with my emails - I don't need confetti shooting out of my congratulatory notes and certainly do not need GIFs displaying some silly celebrity expressing a thank you when I simply want to write thanks.
very much agree
The 'suggestions' highlight is distracting and annoying. I would NEVER use a gif or an emoji in a professional email.
Hello, for the sake of Dumbledore's holy beard, disable the animations feature that highlights words such as "Thank you." I went into the settings, specifically the section of "compose and reply," disabled it & saved but it still highlights my text! I am sending emails to my professors, would I want to send gifs and communicate with them like a pre-PMS-ing girl? I should be working in Outlook, and my job would be to say "aaah fam" to every bright contributing idea that one of your staff would come up with. THANK YOU *gif of black people dancing*
I am attempting to write professional correspondence and every time I write "thank you" it attempts to insert some type of gif/emoji (and changes the font color and size). Ugh, this is so annoying!
New Outlook randomly highlights words like "Thanks" or "Congratulations" in blue. Undoing this is not easy, as it keeps putting it back in. This is inappropriate for professional emails and should only be a feature that people opt-in for.
Joey Khoury commented
This worked for me:
Click on the gear at top-right
Select View All Outlook Settings
Select Compose and Reply
Scroll down to Quick Suggestions
Uncheck Use my browser location to find places near me.
The colorful "Thanks" and "Congratulations" etc are very unprofessional and looks childish.
When I type the word "thanks" (which I use a lot by the way) the words start all spreading out and it's really ******* the eyes to read while typing
Some words are often highlighted and it is impossible to take it off; for example words like thanks. It simply gives you the option for GIF, etc
The automatic gif / expression feature is TERRIBLE. It's not helpful at all. In fact, it probably leads to unprofessional errors.
I would like to just type and email with out having the word "Congratulations" be highlighted with a set of suggested emojis.
Sometimes I just want to type a message to my work colleagues.
New outlook kept highlighting the term "thank you" and suggesting memes. This was distracting and created editing difficulty. Also caused outlook to freeze sometimes.
When typing up emails, for a lot of commonly used phrases, there is the option to use a GIF or image and it is autodirected.
I would recommend being able to disable it - every time I type in "thank you" there's no way for me to remove the auto decision to add a GIF.
I don't particularly like the automatic verbiage entries, like "Good morning." Firstly, the indentation is not desirable. Secondly, punctuation should fall immediately after the last letter and this does not occur with the field spacing; therefore, the spacing around the salutation should be calibrated for each "automatic" salutation.
When typing certain words like "thanks" or "congrats", it highlights the word for suggestions of gifs/emojis. If you don't use the suggestion, it continues to increase the spacing for that word as you type. By the end of the email, the formatting looks completely off and unreadable.
Jack Larson commented
The "suggestions", I.E. gifs or emoji's instead of words, when typing seem a little too casual and distracting for an email. It could maybe work in a more casual messaging setting