Microsoft Outlook for Windows Notifications

Yesterday, Microsoft announced a new Notifications pane in Outlook for Windows that will allow users to stay on top of important mail content. Outlook for the web already has the same Notifications pane experience.

The Notifications pane will list the notifications that are relevant to you in the context of email. Also, users can customize the types of notifications they want to receive, including email and document @mentions, travel updates, deliveries, and more.

Here’s how the feature works:

  • Select the Notifications icon (bell icon) at the top-right corner of your Outlook window to display a list of email and document notifications.
  • Click an email @mention notifications card in the Notifications pane; this opens the email related to that notification in a popped-out email window.
  • Select Customize in the top-left corner of the Notifications pane of notifications you want to see going forward.

The new Notifications pane feature is available for enterprise customers who are Office Insiders running Windows Beta Channel Version 2208 (Build 15408.10000) or later.