The iCloud support feature in Outlook for Windows 11 is now available to all users. To add your iCloud account, simply click on the cog icon in the menu to access the “Email accounts” setting. From there, click on “Add account” and connect your iCloud account. While the previous Outlook client and UWP app already supported Apple’s email service, this feature was missing in the new web app for Windows 11. Microsoft, however, is continuously adding new features to the new Outlook app with every update, despite mixed opinions.
One common complaint about the new Outlook app is that it functions as a web wrapper, unlike the previous app which was a full-fledged UWP application. However, the new app recently gained the ability to work offline. Microsoft is actively addressing user concerns and is striving to bring more improvements to Outlook for Windows 11. The most recent update includes support for Gmail, Google Calendar, and contacts, along with the newly added iCloud support. Additionally, Microsoft has plans to introduce offline support for more pages within Outlook, such as the Calendar or events.
Exciting new features are on the horizon for Outlook users. One notable addition is the RSVP function for meetings. Users will be able to access all necessary information about a meeting without having to physically attend it. This option is especially convenient for individuals who prefer to avoid meetings but still require access to important details. The RSVP feature is expected to be available by March 2024.
Another useful feature in development aims to help users effectively manage their meetings. When a user declines a meeting, the Outlook calendar will automatically update to reflect the decline. This feature proves beneficial for professionals who often receive numerous meeting invitations but cannot attend them all due to time constraints. By default, this feature is turned off in the new Outlook app. To enable it, follow these steps: Open the Outlook app and navigate to Settings > Calendar > Events & Invitations > Save declined events. Then, check the “Show declined events in your calendar” option. The declined meetings will now be visible in your Calendar.
These new features are currently being rolled out to all users. If you haven’t received the update yet, switch to the new Outlook experience and ensure that your app is up to date.