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In late October, Microsoft rolled out an important update for the Outlook Mail app on Windows 10. However, the release was reserved for Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring. This major update came with interactive notifications for Outlook and the Calendar applications. Microsoft is now making this update available for all Windows 10 users.

The latest update for Outlook Mail and Calendar on Windows 10 is build number 17.7466.41147.0. It focuses on actionable notifications and the ability to interact with emails via notifications. This is called the @mentions feature and also supports multiple windows.

Users now have the ability to flag emails, while also do normal interactions like mark as read, archive, delete, and move to junk.

@mentions was announced as part of Office 2016 for Mac in an update in August. Microsoft described the feature at the time:

“@mentions make collaborating on email fast and easy. Simply type the @ symbol anywhere in the body of your email and start typing to pick the person you want to address. Once you select the person you want to address, their name is highlighted in the message in blue, helping them know they are being asked to take an action in your message. In addition, if the person isn’t part of the email conversation already, they will be automatically added to the To: line so they receive a copy of your email.”

More Outlook Features

@mentions is not the only new addition coming with version 17.7466.41147.0. Below is the full changelog for the release:

  • Open email messages in a new window
  • Use Quick Actions directly from new email notifications
  • Get someone’s attention with @mentions. Type the @ symbol anywhere in the body of your email and start typing to pick the person you want to address