M365 Changelog: (Updated) Groups icon change in Outlook on web

MC303512 – Updated March 31, 2022: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The Microsoft 365 Groups icon seen under the Groups section in left navigation pane will be changed. This change is applicable only to Outlook on Web application. Currently it is represented by a folder icon. It will be replaced by the Groups icon. This icon change will bring visual coherence between Outlook on Web and Outlook Desktop application.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85632.

When will this happen:

Microsoft expects to begin this rollout by mid-January (previously early January) and expect the rollout to be complete by early April (previously mid-March).

How will this affect your organization:

This change will affect users on Outlook on web application. They will be able to see the new Groups icon in Outlook on web Groups section once it is released. The impact is only on the Groups section of mail module.

Groups Icon Change

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What you need to do to prepare:

You might want to notify your users about this change. No additional action required.