M365 Changelog: (Updated) Outlook on the web – Update locations to message compose options

MC427760 – Updated March 16, 2023: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Outlook on the web is updating where some message-compose options are located, depending on how you use Outlook.

1. For all users – The formatting bar will be relocated to the top of the message compose window, similar to the common “ribbon” you see in other Microsoft apps.

2. For all users – When composing a new email message, the “Send”, “Discard”, and formatting bar will now be located at the top of the compose window.

3. For users with “newest on top” option – When you reply to a message, the “Send”, “Discard”, and formatting bar will be located at top of the compose window.

Previously, those buttons and bar were located at the bottom of the message compose window.

This update will make the experiences across web and both classic and new Outlook for Windows have a similar UX.

The shortcut to send an email message will not change.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98114

When this will happen:

We began rolling out mid-January and expect to complete by mid-April (previously mid-February).

How this will affect your organization:

Users will notice that some buttons have been updated with new locations to make the experience across Outlook more seamless.

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What you need to do to prepare:

There is nothing you need to do for this update, but you might want to update your documentation and help desk.