How to disable smart suggestions on new Outlook app for Windows 11

If smart suggestions aren't for you, use these steps to disable the feature.

Outlook for Windows 11 disable smart suggestions
Outlook for Windows 11 disable smart suggestions

On the new Outlook app for Windows 11, you can turn off smart suggestions, and in this guide, you will learn how.

If you use the new default email client for Windows 11, you probably noticed that on some occasions, when viewing a message, the app will suggest a reply below the email, or as you compose a new message, the new version of Outlook will show words and phrases suggestions. These features are part of the “smart suggestions” experience, and while they help you to save time and compose the correct message, they are not features that everyone wants.

If smart suggestions are for you, it’s possible to disable each feature individually through the Outlook settings.

This guide will teach you the steps to disable smart suggestions on the new Outlook app on Windows 11.

Disable smart suggestions in Outlook for Windows 11

To disable smart suggestions in the new Outlook app, use these steps:

  1. Open new Outlook app on Windows 11.

  2. Click on Settings (gear button from top-right).

  3. Click on Mail.

  4. Click the Smart Suggestions tab.

  5. Clear the “Show suggested replies” option in the “Suggested replies” settings to prevent Outlook from suggesting replies for certain messages.

  6. Click the “Suggest words or phrases as I type” in the “Text predictions” setting to disable words and phrase suggestions while composing a message.

    Outlook disable smart suggestions

  7. Click the Save button.

Once you complete the steps, the Outlook app will stop suggesting replies or text predictions depending on your configuration.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 15 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 21 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].