Enabling or Disabling “Focused Inbox” Feature in Outlook on Windows 11

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The article provides instructions on how to activate or deactivate the ‘Focused Inbox’ feature in the new Outlook app for Windows 11. This feature, which uses machine learning to prioritize messages based on their relevance, allows users to separate important emails from less significant ones, facilitating more organized email interaction.

This article explains how to turn email sorting On or Off in the new Outlook app in Windows 11.

The new Outlook for Windows brings the latest features and a modern and simplified design with support for Exchange-backed Microsoft 365 work or school, Outlook.com, Hotmail, and Gmail accounts.

The app has many features, including support for email signaturesexternal email accounts, and setting out-of-office automatic replies.

Your Outlook app also has a “Focused Inbox” feature that separates your important emails from the rest of your inbox. It uses machine learning to analyze your email habits and prioritize messages based on their relevance to you.

This account level setting shows you only the most important emails, while less important messages are moved to a separate tab called “Other.” This makes it easier to quickly find and respond to the emails that matter most without getting distracted by less important messages.

Turn Focused Inbox On or Off in Outlook

As mentioned above, the new Outlook app uses machine learning to separate your important emails from the rest of your inbox under “Focused Inbox.”

Here’s how to turn it on or off in Outlook.

First, open the new Outlook app on Windows 11.

You can do that by clicking Start -> All app -> Outlook app. Or use the Start menu search box to search for Outlook and open it.

Open the new Outlook app in Windows 11

When the app opens, click the Settings button (gear on the top right) to proceed.

Add Gmail to Outlook app in Windows 11

On the Settings page, click the Mail tab on the left sidebar and select Layout on the right.

Next, select the email account you want to apply notification replies settings if you have multiple accounts in Outlook.

Turn focused inbox on or off in Outlook

Then select the options under “Focused Inbox” to sort messages or not.

  • Sort messages into Focused and Other.
  • Don’t sort my messages.

This is an account-level setting that will apply only to the selected account. Please do this for each account you want it to apply.

Turn focused inbox on or off in Outlook

Save your settings and reopen Outlook.

Outlook will show or hide the “Focused Inbox” based on whether you want your email sorted.

Turn focused inbox on or off in Outlook

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn “Focused Inbox” on or off in the new Outlook app in Windows 11. If you find any errors above or something to add, please use the comments form below.

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