This article explains how to enable or disable “Link Preview” in the new Outlook app on Windows 11.
The app has many features, including support for subscription management, email forwarding, setting default From address, backing up your mailbox, changing the reading pane, opening a new window for a message, language translations, turning text predictions on or off, switch primary account, sharing a calendar, changing language, date and time format, public a calendar, show week numbers in Outlook calendar, deleting your search history, export your search history, add or remove events from emails to your Calendar, switch to dark mode, and more.
When you add a URL to an email message in Outlook or receive an email message with a URL in the body, you’ll see a rich preview that includes a link title, thumbnail image, and link description.
Enabling or disabling the Link Preview feature in Outlook can be useful for those who prefer a more streamlined and simplified view of their emails. With Link Preview turned on, you can see a rich preview of the link that includes a link title, thumbnail image, and link description.
This can be helpful for quickly identifying the content of the link without actually having to click on it. On the other hand, some users may find it distracting or unnecessary and prefer a more text-based view. In that case, they can choose to disable the Link Preview feature.
Turn Link Preview on or off in Outlook
As mentioned above, users can enable or disable Link Preview in Outlook in the app on Windows.
Here’s how to do it.
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.
When the app opens, click the
Settings button (gear on the top right) to proceed.
Click the ‘Mail‘ tab on the left sidebar on the Settings page.
Next, click the ‘Compose and reply‘ on the Mail options window. Under Link preview, clear the Preview links in the email check box to turn off Link Preview.
Select the Preview links in email check box to turn Link Preview back on.
That should do it!
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