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Learn about the Outlook.com beta

Get more out of your email with the Outlook.com beta. We've streamlined search to make it easier than ever to find what you're looking for. New features like Photos and attachment previews let you see your pictures and files without leaving your inbox. And now you can add emojis and GIFs to your messages.

Joining the beta is easy—just follow the instructions below.

How do I join the beta?

Select the Try the beta toggle at the top right corner of the screen in Outlook.com and turn it on.

Join the Outlook.com beta

Note: To quickly change your settings so your inbox looks the way you want it to, see Personalize your new Mail experience in Outlook.com.

How do I leave the beta and go back to what I had before?

To leave the beta and return to the classic version of Outlook, select the Outlook beta toggle at the top right corner of the screen and turn it off.

Leave the Outlook.com beta

How can I tell if I'm using the beta?

Sign in to Outlook.com and go to Mail. If the bottom left corner looks like this, you're using the beta:

A screenshot of the Mail, Calendar, People, Photos, and Tasks buttons at the bottom of the navigation pane

Why can't I see the toggle for the beta?

  1. If you're using Internet Explorer 10, Safari 8 or an earlier version of Safari, you won't see the Try the beta toggle. Try using a different web browser to join the beta.

  2. If you're composing or reading a message in single-line view rather than using the reading pane, the toggle isn't visible. Try turning on the reading pane by selecting Settings and going to Quick settings.

  3. Some users won't see the toggle while we finish rolling out new features.

Where can I get help with the beta?

For more information, see Get help with the Outlook.com beta.

To change your Mail settings so your inbox looks and behaves the way you want it to, see Personalize your new Mail experience in Outlook.com

And check out the Outlook.com Community forum.

How do I give feedback?

We'd love to hear from you. To share your thoughts, go to the Outlook.com beta UserVoice forum. You can vote on the ideas or issues that you'd like to see addressed, and we'll respond directly to the top comments and suggestions.

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