Microsoft Outlook is set to get a new feature soon that will make email a little easier. Both Outlook on the Web and Outlook.com will get a text prediction feature that already exists in Gmail, a Microsoft support document has revealed. Outlook will suggest words or phrases as you write, much like Gmail. As of now, there is no fixed release date for the feature, but it is expected to take place this month. Additionally, the company is also working on the Send Later facility.
Microsoft has described on its support page what the text predictions are and how it will work. Users will get suggestions for words or phrases as they write their mail. If the text prediction seems appropriate, there will be two ways to accept the suggestion by pressing the tab key or the arrow key on the right. Typing only can cause the suggestion to be ignored. Doing so will make the suggestion disappear. The company says that this feature will come on both the Outlook app and Outlook.com.
Microsoft says that this feature can also be turned off by going to Settings> View All Outlook Settings> Mail> Write and Answer> Text Predictions, and uncheck suggested words or phrases as I type the check box. Until now, the Text Prediction option is not available in the Settings menu. However, according to the Microsoft 365 public roadmap, the feature is currently marked “in development” and will be released in “May CY2020”.