Add-ins for Outlook on the web are programs or utilities that help you automate certain tasks. Use Outlook on the web add-ins to extend email features by adding information or tools that you can use while you're viewing or creating email messages.
Note: Add-ins must be turned on to be activated in your email. See Manage add-ins.
Add-ins that come with Outlook on the web
Note: If you're using Office 365, an additional add-in called Action Items is available. The Action Items add-in isn't available for Outlook on the web.
Use the My Templates add-in to quickly insert pre-loaded text into an email message.
Use the My Templates add-in
Select New in the toolbar to start writing a new email message.
Type the recipient and subject on their respective lines.
Your installed add-ins are located below the message body. Select the My Templates icon. If you have lots of add-ins, you may need to select the drop-down arrow to access My Templates.
Your My Templates add-ins will be displayed.
Note: The pre-installed add-ins you have may vary based on your locale and subscription.
By default, three templates are available in My Templates. Select one of them to insert specific text into the body of your message. For example, if you select I'll reply later, the message "Heading to a meeting. I'll get back to you soon." will be included in the email message you're drafting.
To edit the text in a template, select Edit , add or modify the text as needed, and then select Save.
Add a template to the My Templates add-in
Type a title for the template and the text you want to have inserted into your message, and then select Save.
The new template now appears as part of your My Templates list.
Delete a template from the My Templates add-in
Select the Trash icon next to the template you want to delete. The template is deleted immediately, and there is no option to undo the deletion.
Bing Maps is a contextual add-in, which means that it is activated automatically based on text in a message or calendar event. For example, if there is an address in an email message, you can select it to access a map of the location via the Bing Maps add-in.
Use the Bing Maps add-in
Create and send an email message with a street address, city, state, and postal code in the body of the message. If the recipient opens the message in Outlook on the web, they should be able to select the address to open a map of the address location.
Suggested Meetings is another contextual add-in. When you use the Suggested Meetings add-in, if there is a time and date in the body of an email message, you can select it to open the Suggested Meetings card and then schedule the event in your Outlook on the web calendar.
Use the Suggested Meetings add-in
Create and send an email message with at least a date and time in the body. If the recipient opens the message in Outlook on the web, they should be able to select the text to open a map of the address.
Important: The Action Items add-in is only available in Outlook on the web for business. If you use your Microsoft account to sign in to the service, you won't see this feature. Additionally, the Action Items add-in only works on text in the English language.
Action Items is another contextual add-in. When you're using the Action Items add-in, if the body of the email message includes a task suggestion or other text that indicates an action that should be taken, the recipient will see Action Items on the add-in bar.
Use the Action Items add-in (for Office 365 for business users only)
Create and send an email message with text that indicates an action should be taken in the body of the message. If the recipient opens the message in Outlook on the web, they will see Action Items on the add-in bar. Selecting Follow Up flags the item and adds it to the recipient's Tasks list. To learn about working with Tasks, see Using Tasks in Outlook on the web.
You can manage the add-ins that are available to you by selecting Settings , and then Manage add-ins.
Choose My add-ins to see the list of add-ins that are available for you to use.
Use the slider to turn an add-in on or off.
You can also search for an add-in to use by using the Search box.