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New Translation Feature in Outlook Simplifies Cross-Cultural Communication

Outlook users will now have access to a powerful new translation feature that aims to simplify cross-cultural communication within their email platform. This feature, set to roll out in September 2023, will allow users to easily translate words, phrases, and entire messages with the click of a button.

The translation feature, called ID 164486, has been included in the official roadmap as of August 31, 2023. It will be available to all Outlook users on various platforms, with a particular focus on the web version. This move is aimed at making the feature accessible to a wider audience of users.

This new functionality will enable users to better understand and respond to messages in different languages, effectively breaking down language barriers. Not only will users have the ability to manually translate content within their emails, but they can also choose to have Outlook automatically translate incoming messages in foreign languages into their preferred language.

By facilitating cross-cultural communication, this translation feature will make it easier for individuals and businesses to connect and collaborate globally. It will foster better communication and understanding among users, ultimately bridging gaps created by language differences.

Microsoft has been consistently releasing new features for Outlook through Microsoft 365 Roadmap. In addition to this translation feature, Microsoft has also announced an upcoming update for the Outlook user interface that will impact both the Windows app and the web version. These updates aim to enhance the overall user experience and productivity within the platform.

Sources: Microsoft 365 Roadmap