M365 Changelog: (Updated) Pick a local folder when Saving Attachments in the new Outlook for Windows

Summary

The new Outlook for Windows update allows users to pick a local folder when saving attachments, enhancing efficiency by reducing steps. The feature, initially rolled out earlier this year, was retracted for improvements based on customer feedback. The updated rollout is scheduled from early May to early June 2024. Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 167892. No action is required from users for this automatic update.

MC694648 – Updated April 18: 2024: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Users will be able to pick a folder when saving attachments to their system in the new Outlook for Windows. Previously, all attachments downloaded were saved to a default local folder, which users could not change. This meant that if users wanted to move the file to a specific location, they would have to perform multiple clicks to get to the folder where the file was saved and then move the file to the desired folder.

Now, when a user saves one or multiple attachments a file picker will open to allow the user to access, browse, and save files directly to their desired location on their system.

This change is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 167892

When this will happen:

We will begin rolling out mid-April 2024 and expect to complete mid-May 2024.

How this will affect your organization:

This feature is designed to streamline the process of saving attachments, reducing the number of steps and making it more efficient. It’s a small change, but one that we believe will make a big difference in your daily workflow.

What you need to do to prepare:

There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. This feature will be rolled out automatically in the new Outlook for Windows.