- Microsoft is set to introduce a feature in the new Outlook for Windows client that will let users choose a specific folder when saving attachments.
- Microsoft says the new feature is designed to streamline the process of saving attachments.
- Microsoft plans to roll out the update to commercial customers in January 2024.
Microsoft will soon introduce a new feature in the new Outlook for Windows client, which will allow users to choose a specific folder when saving attachments. The company announced in a message on the Microsoft 365 Admin Center that the upcoming update will begin rolling out to commercial customers in mid-January 2024.
As of today, the Outlook for Windows client automatically saves all downloaded attachments to a default folder. It requires users to manually relocate the files to a specific location on their systems. However, with the upcoming update, Outlook users will be able to seamlessly access, browse, and save files directly to a preferred folder on Windows PCs.
“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,” the company explained.
Microsoft started testing the redesigned Outlook for Windows app in May 2022. While the new web-based app supports multiple accounts, the current version doesn’t provide the ability to create unified inboxes. Microsoft plans to eventually replace the existing Outlook desktop app with the new Outlook client on Windows 11.
Last month, Microsoft unveiled a slew of updates coming to new Outlook for Windows, including offline support and shared calendar notifications for work accounts. The company also announced that the new Copilot integration in Outlook will help users plan and schedule meetings in early 2024. The AI assistant will also suggest attendees, agendas, and recommended documents to share with meeting participants. However, keep in mind that organizations will need to pay $30 per user per month to use Copilot for Microsoft 365.