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Microsoft Outlook will soon add a way to view events that you declined on your calendar

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Many of us get an invite on our calendar that we have to decline for a variety of reasons. However, it's possible that before the event happens, we may get an opportunity to attend, or we simply want to reminded of the event even if we cannot attend. If you use Microsoft's Outlook calendar, that declined event currently no longer shows up.

However, today Microsoft announced a new update coming to Outlook calendar users that will allow a declined event to remind in the virtual Outlook calendar.

In a blog post, Microsoft stated:

In Settings, once you turn on the feature, declined events will no longer disappear but remain on your calendar so you can easily recollect related info or docs, find associated chats, or even take actions like updating your previous response (RSVP) and forwarding it to someone else; all while keeping your agenda free at that time slot.

Once the Outlook update is released, users can go to Settings > Calendar > Events and invitations > Save declined events, and finally check the Show declined events in your calendar... option on. After that, any declined calendar events or meeting invitations will continue to show up on your Outlook calendar. This feature will also be visible in the classic Outlook for Windows app, along with Microsoft Teams, and third-party apps.

Microsoft says this new feature will begin to roll out sometime in the second half of November for Outlook users. Calendar events that are sent via the new Outlook for Windows app, along with Outlook on the web, Outlook for Mac, Outlook for Android, Outlook for iOS, and Microsoft Teams will be preserved if the user declines.

The only exception will be if a calendar invite is sent from the classic Outlook for Windows. If a user declines from that app, it will not be preserved in the calendar.

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