Focused Inbox for Outlook coming to Windows 10 in November, roll-out starts for Mac and Web

Back in September, Microsoft told Neowin that the Focused Inbox feature, which is currently only available on iOS and Android, would eventually make its way to all devices, as the company seeks to offer a feature parity between iOS, Android, Mac and Windows 10. Focused Inbox is a feature that shows priority messages, rather than everything, or "emails that matter most".

Now, the company has updated its blog post from July and added release dates of when we can expect the feature to arrive on different platforms.

Office 365 First Release users will get the feature in "late October", although worldwide rollout "will take 4–6 weeks", after which it will be rolled out to Standard Release users in mid-to-late November, which will take "6-8 weeks" to roll out worldwide. Once enabled, users will be able to see the Focused Inbox in Outlook for Mac, iOS, Android and the web immediately.

Focused Inbox will also become available to Outlook Mail on Windows 10 PCs and Mobile devices, as well as Outlook 2016 for Windows — but that’ll also arrive sometime in November. Here is the full statement from Microsoft:

“Office 365 First Release users will become Focused Inbox enabled starting in late October. Worldwide rollout will take 4 – 6 weeks. Office 365 Standard Release users will be enabled in mid to late November and will take 6-8 weeks to be available worldwide. Once enabled, users will be able to see the Focused Inbox in Outlook for Mac, iOS, Android and the web immediately. Outlook 2016 for Windows and Outlook for Windows 10 Mobile will show the Focused Inbox in November.”

If you're left wondering what Focused Inbox is, check out the short video clip above, if it isn't for you then you'll be happy to learn that you can disable the feature across the different platforms.

Source: Microsoft Office Blog via MSPU

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