Focused Inbox will be coming to an Outlook 2016 near you.  Focused Inbox allows you to concentrate on the most important emails that matter to you.  Your inbox will be separated into 2 different tabs, Focused and Other.  The most important emails will be under the Focused tab, while the rest of your everyday emails will still be accessible under a tab labeled Other.

You will still be informed of all emails flowing into your Outlook.  It doesn’t matter if it flows to your Focused tab or your Other tab, you will get a notification.  This will allow you to easily switch back and forth between the two tabs.

How Focused Inbox works is that it prioritizes emails that are most important.  What shows up in the Focused Inbox is based from the actual content of the emails and who you converse with day in and day out.  You can fine tune what shows up in Focused Inbox by moving emails that show up in the Other Tab to the Focused Tab and vice versa (shown below).

Follow the steps below to utilize Focused Inbox:

  1. In your Outlook 2016 Window, go to the View Tab.
  2. Select the button labeled Show Focused Inbox

As shown below, you will now see the Focused tab and the Other tab once the button is selected.

Microsoft Focused Inbox

To organize what messages go into the Focused tab and what messages go to the Other tab, follow the steps outlined below.

  1. Within your Inbox, select your Focused or Other tab, and then right-click on the message you want to move.
  2. If you are moving messages from your Focused tab to the Other tab, choose the option to Move to Other. Choose the option to Always Move to Other if you want all future messages from the sender to be delivered to the Other

If you are moving messages from the Other tab to the Focused tab, choose the option to Move to Focused.  Choose the option to Always Move to Focused if you want all future messages from the sender to be delivered the Focused tab.

Microsoft Focused Inbox

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