Microsoft is now in the process of rolling out a new design for Outlook.com, but it’s currently only available for those users who opt-in using the “Try the beta” toggle on the web.
However, it appears that the option to activate the new interface is not appearing to everyone, but if you can’t wait, there is an easy workaround to get it now.
In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to get an early access at the Outlook design on the web.
How to get early access to the new Outlook.com design
Sign-in to your Outlook.com account.
In the address bar of the web browser, change remove the
/owa/from the URL and replace it with
/mail/and press Enter.
Once you’ve completed the steps, you’ll get access to the new Outlook.com design, and now you’ll even see the “Try the beta toggle”, but don’t touch it unless you want to revert to the old design.
After you’re in the new design, you can use this URL: https://outlook.live.com/mail/#/inbox to get to your account.
In this new version, which Microsoft is pushing in stages, brings new tweaks to the interface with a look similar to the Mail app on Windows 10. The new design also introduces navigation improvements, support for GIFs and emojis, the ability to read and attach documents a lot quicker, and you can now preview files and photos in the conversation list. In addition, the search bar is now located in the top-left corner and will include results for emails and people, and a lot more.