Feedback in action: Disable @ mentions

By Office Feature PM on March 26, 2020

Hello Office Insiders!

My name is Brett Waldbaum, and I’m an Engineer on the Outlook team. Today, I’m excited to share an update to the way @ mentions work in Outlook which is based on your feedback.

Some of you have been quite vocal about wanting the ability to disable @ mentions in Outlook. We heard you and are happy to let you know that now you can do so!

How it works

  1. Select File > Options > Mail.
  2. Under Send Messages, clear the Suggest names to mention when I use the @ symbol in a message check box.
  3. Click OK.
Check box option to disable "Suggest names to mention when i use the @ symbol in a message" located in the Mail settings under Send messages in Outlook.

Scenarios to try

After adjusting your settings, restart Outlook, type @ in an email, and notice that you no longer see suggestions for people to add.

Availability

This feature is available in Outlook for Windows to Insider Fast users on Version 2004 (Build 12718.20010) or later.

Feedback

If you have any feedback or suggestions, you can submit them by clicking Help > Feedback.

Learn more about what information you should include in your feedback to ensure it’s actionable and reaches the right people. We’re excited to hear from you!

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Posted in Feedback In Action, Insider Fast, Office Insiders, Outlook, Windows Desktop

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