Published August 27, 2021

Outlook: Tone detection in Microsoft Editor for Outlook on the web

Reference ID: MC281368 | Effective: September 6, 2021

MC281368 – This new feature for Microsoft Editor in Outlook on the web will now offer writing refinements to suggest changes to tone.  These suggestions will allow the user to communicate more clearly and in a desired tone to deter misinterpretation.

This is rolling out on Outlook on the web.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86539

When this will happen:

Microsoft will begin rolling this out in early September and expect to complete rollout late September.

How this will affect your organization:

As a user types, Editor scans what’s written and will generate rewrite suggestions with improved conversation tone.

This feature will rollout default off, and users can enable this by clicking the edit button to surface Microsoft Editor Settings where they can select Tone.

Access point for Standard Editor Settings in Outlook on the web

Users can select/unselect Tone


Note: These suggestions come from AI models run on the same servers as a users’ mailbox within the organization and no message content is transmitted or stored outside of your organization.

What you need to do to prepare:

You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

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