Microsoft is planning to launch a new browser extension for Edge that will let users quickly access the Outlook web app via a pop-up menu. Microsoft has updated the Microsoft 365 roadmap to indicate that the Outlook extension is slated for a release in July, as spotted by German website Dr. Windows.
The browser extension will be available to download from the Edge Add-ons store, and it will add an icon on the Microsoft Edge toolbar that will provide direct access to the calendar, emails, and more. “The Microsoft Outlook browser extension brings you the power of mail, calendar, contacts, and tasks using an icon in Microsoft Edge. Quickly access your Outlook work account or your Outlook.com or Hotmail account without switching to another tab or app,” the company explained on the Microsoft 365 roadmap.
The extensions experience isn’t something new, and the Microsoft Office add-on is already enjoying a similar integration in both Edge and Chrome. It lets users quickly view, edit, and create important documents by clicking on the Office icon within their browser.
The new Outlook extension is coming first to the Edge Add-ons store, but the company is also planning to bring it to the Chrome Store. However, there is no word on when the feature will be available for Chrome users.