Updated Microsoft Office blog post reveals more about Focused Inbox in Windows 10 Mail app
Focused Inbox, a feature for Outlook that separates important emails from clutter, has been available on Android and iOS for quite a while now. It’s disappointing, then, that it’s eluded Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile for so long. According to an update to one of Microsoft’s blog posts, Focused Inbox will finally be coming to Windows 10 platforms in the near future.
You can check out the full timeline in the table Microsoft provided.
|Platform||Required build||Users in First Release||Users in Standard Release|
|iOS||Already available||Already available||Already available|
|Android||Already available||Already available||Already available|
|Mac1||15.26+||Began rollout in November ’16. Expected completion by April ‘17||Rollout will take 6-8 weeks after First Release completes rollout|
|Windows 10 Mobile||TBD||Rollout begins with select audiences in April ’17.||Begins after First Release completes.|
|Outlook 2016 for Windows1, 2||TBD||TBD||TBD|
The eventual release of Focused Inbox for Windows 10 Mobile users is going to be a big help for the majority of people who use Outlook, and will be a suitable replacement for “Clutter.” It’s disappointing that it’s taken so long for Focused Inbox to make its way to Microsoft’s own operating system, but the bit of transparency that we’re being offered is refreshing. According to the blog post, “tens of millions” of users on Outlook.com have already had this feature rolled out to them, so Focused Inbox should be just about ready to go.Further reading: Focused Inbox, Microsoft, Outlook, Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile