Microsoft will finally let you natively translate email in Outlook web — just like in the app

September 4, 2023

Previously, if you wanted to translate email in Outlook from a foreign language, you had to open a separate tab and use a translation service like Bing Microsoft Translator, or Google Translate. But now, Microsoft has announced that it will bring native email translation to Outlook web, so you can do it all in one click.

Yep, you’ve read that right. Long gone are the hard days. You can now translate email messages in Outlook web with a simple click. The feature was announced on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap site under Feature ID 164486. 

To translate an email message on Outlook’s web app, you will need to click on the “Translate” button that will appear at the top of the message. The message will then be translated into your preferred language depending on your system.

The new translation feature is expected to be rolled out to Outlook web in September 2023. It will be available to all users of Microsoft 365, including those with personal, business, and enterprise accounts.

Speaking of Outlook, there have been a few new features being worked on. We’ve previously reported that Outlook is getting a number of new features, including multi-account search, the ability to see over 1000 search results, and recursive search.

The new Microsoft Outlook is now available in the preview channel.

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