Microsoft Outlook to soon get AI-enabled Gmail-like features

Microsoft is improving the experience of its email client. The company is adding a new text prediction feature similar to Gmail. The support document reveals that Outlook users can accept suggestions. Microsoft is also adding the new ‘Reply All Storm Protection’ feature for Exchange Online.

The text prediction will be rolled out to all users later this month. The company has marked it as ‘in-development’ feature on Microsoft 365 roadmap. The experience will be similar to the way predictions in Gmail work.

On the support page, Microsoft has described how the text predictions will look. Users will get suggestions for words or phrases as they compose their mails. In case the text prediction looks suitable, there will be two ways to accept the suggestion. You can either press Tab or the right arrow button on the keyboard. If you continue typing, the suggestions will get ignored.

You can turn off the feature by going to Settings > View all Outlook settings > Mail > Compose and reply > Text predictions. The option will be made available once Microsoft rolls out this feature in later this month.

Microsoft is also working on a ‘send later’ feature for Outlook on the web. Microsoft will allow users to schedule when to send an email message. The users can schedule when to send an email message. The email scheduling feature will be made available later this month.

The Reply-All Storm Protection is designed for enterprise users to reduce the impact of reply-all mail storms that usually occur due to the negligence of employees. The Reply-All Storms often put pressure on email servers and lead to a disturbed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.