Notice a change in your Outlook Web Version Recently?
Outlook recently rolled out a new and improved ribbon in the web version. You can now toggle between simplified and classic ribbons.
The Outlook Ribbon contains all of the options and commands that you use to accomplish tasks in Outlook. For example, you can click buttons on the ribbon to create a new email, delete emails, open a new meeting request, or assign a category to an item. However, the classic Ribbon does take up a lot of space on your screen.
Within the simplified ribbon, there are two tabs available: Home and View; home being the default tab and view containing options to customize the account.
Under the Home tab, the Simplified Ribbon shows your most used commands in a single line. However, with less available space for commands, not all of the buttons you’re used to seeing will fit.
You can also customize the buttons appearance on the Ribbon toolbar. There is a 3-dots menu button available on the Ribbon toolbar. When we click on the 3-dots button, we get an option “Customize” which allows us to add/remove buttons on the Ribbon toolbar.
Switching to the simplified ribbon
To switch back and forth between the Simplified Ribbon and the classic ribbon, click the downward pointing caret in the lower right corner of the ribbon to choose which ribbon you’d like to display.
Stay tuned for more great tips and tricks!