We’re excited to announce that To Do is rolling out to Outlook for Windows for the Current Channel users (starting with Current Channel version 2207). With this release, you can use the To Do app right from Outlook for Windows to plan your work and commitments effectively and stay focused on the tasks at hand.
Figure 1: To Do in Outlook for Windows
View your flagged emails from Outlook in To Do
With this integration, you can also view all your emails flagged in Outlook in the Flagged email list of the To Do app. In the task details, you can view a snippet of the email or directly open the email in Outlook to get the complete context.
Figure 2: Flagged email list in To Do
If you don’t find Flagged email list in To Do, you can go to To Do Settings > Connected Apps > Turn on Flagged email toggle.
View assigned tasks in a single place
Want to manage tasks that have been assigned to you in Planner? With To Do in Outlook, you can find all the assigned tasks from Planner as well as shared lists, right in the Assigned to me list.
Plan your day with My Day
Wondering how to effectively plan and get through all your priority tasks with focus without getting distracted by the long list of work? My Day list in To Do gives you the canvas to plan your day and stay focused on what matters most. You can add any tasks to My Day to prioritize them for the day. Boost your daily productivity by reviewing all your tasks and adding those you want to take action on in your My Day list!
How can I get the To Do app in Outlook?
Users with an eligible Microsoft 365 subscription and user license for the Microsoft To Do app will be able to quickly access To Do alongside the main Outlook functions such as email and calendar which are now displayed vertically to the left of the folder pane. You can check what subscriptions you are licensed for in your account information. Log in to www.office.com, click on your profile picture in the top-right corner, click View account, and select Subscriptions.
The To Do app is available to Microsoft 365 Current Channel users running the following versions of Outlook for Windows:
- Current Channel Version 2201 (Build 14827.20000) or later: Available by turning on the Coming Soon toggle.
- Current Channel Version 2207 (Build 15427.20000) or later: Available by default. (Feature rollout is still in progress. Some users may still need to turn on the Coming Soon toggle until the feature has fully rolled out).
Figure 3: Coming Soon toggle in Outlook
To Do also comes with the dark mode for a comfortable viewing experience. You can enable it by setting Outlook theme to Black.
Figure 4: Dark theme in To Do
We can’t wait for you to start using To Do in Outlook! Tell us what you think here or over on Twitter or Facebook.