Microsoft’s new Outlook for Mac now lets you save files in local folders

Kevin Okemwa

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Microsoft has announced a new capability that is designed to enhance the new Outlook for Mac experience. While the difference between Outlook for Mac and Outlook for Windows is quite apparent especially when it comes to features, the Mac client is starting to catch up. Last year, Microsoft added support for more email account types including iCloud and Yahoo accounts to the client.

Ever since the new Outlook for Mac experience was launched, it has been impossible for its users to save files in the local folders which was possible while using Classic Outlook. Likewise, the ability to move your local data files from Classic Outlook to New Outlook has not been available.

And now, Microsoft has added both capabilities to the new Outlook for Mac after receiving multiple requests from users, thus making it easier for users to save their files in the local folders and even move the from Classic Outlook to the New Outlook.

However, these new features ship with two known issues. The first one is that users will only be able to migrate messages, contacts, and meetings from Classic Outlook to New Outlook. Local tasks and notes will not be included. Next, while it is possible to migrate the Local Personal Distribution List from Classic Outlook, you won’t be able to use it just yet on the New Outlook though Microsoft is currently working on adding support for it.

To access this feature you need to be part of the Office Insiders program and running on version 16.68 (Build 22111400) or later. Let us know what you think about these features below.