Microsoft is set to release a new design for Outlook for Mac, that it has been working on for the past one year. The new Outlook Mac design will feature Microsoft's Fluent icons, rounded corners, and other important details.
The new design is a combination of Apple's MacOS design and Microsoft's Fluent design. The overall look appears to be simpler with the Ribbon interface removed. Emails now appear in single-line views, and a new mail compose UI has been added, along with the option to ignore emails.
Outlook for Mac will now also look more customizable with the collapsible panels for the main view of emails.
Moreover, the People section will now separate out contacts and co-workers from events and email messages. Frequent contacts will be easier to spot and existing contacts can be marked as ''favorites'' as well.
The calendar and search features have also been updated. Calendars can be grouped into the following categories: calendars you own, calendars shared with you, and group calendars on Microsoft 365. Calendars can be clicked and dragged to create entries.
The new Mac Outlook is redesigned to mainly focus on customization and personalization.
In addition to observable changes, there are also changes that are not as visually obvious, such as Microsoft's sync technology that is already a part of Outlook for iOS, Android and Windows Mail. The sync technology will enable faster syncing of Office 365, Outlook.com, and Google accounts.
Microsoft plans to launch the new Outlook for Mac design in the mid of next month.