How to turn off Focused Inbox in Microsoft Outlook

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Focused Inbox brings all your important emails together while keeping all other emails in the Other tab. If you don’t use this inbox, turn it off in your desktop, web, or mobile version of Outlook. We will show you how to do it.

Once you’ve disabled Priority Inbox, Outlook will display all your important and unimportant inboxes in a single tab. Later, you can turn the feature back on if you want.

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Disable Priority Inbox in Outlook for desktop

On your desktop computer, launch the Outlook app. Then, on the Outlook ribbon at the top, select “View.”

Access the tab "Watch" on top.

In the “View” tab, click “Show Focused Inbox” to disable the feature.

Advice: To enable the feature later, click the same “Show Focused Inbox” option.

Select "Show priority inbox".

And that is. You will no longer see the Priority Inbox in your Outlook client, and all your emails are now displayed in a single tab.

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Turn off Priority Inbox in Outlook for the web

To disable Priority Inbox on the web, first start a web browser on your computer and open Outlook for the web. Sign in to your account on the site if you haven’t already.

When Outlook opens, in the upper right corner, click “Settings” (a gear icon).

choose "Setting" in the upper right corner.

In the menu that opens, disable the “Focused Inbox” option.

Advice: To reactivate the feature in the future, please enable the “Focused Inbox” option.

deactivate "Focused Inbox".

Outlook will automatically save your changes and disable the selected feature. Are you ready.

Turn off Priority Inbox in Outlook for mobile devices

To get rid of Focused Inbox on your phone, firstly, launch the Outlook app on your smartphone.

In the top left corner of Outlook, tap your profile icon.

In the menu that opens, in the lower left corner, select “Settings” (a gear icon).

choose "Setting" in the lower left corner.

Scroll down in Settings and turn off “Focused Inbox.”

Advice: To regain access to the feature, simply turn on the “Focused Inbox” option.

disable "Focused Inbox".

Outlook on your phone will no longer separate your emails; will show all your emails together. Enjoy!


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