Edge sidebar is now optimized for Microsoft Outlook on the web
The recently introduced sidebar is one of the most talked about features in the Microsoft Edge browser of late. It allows users to launch useful applications like Outlook without leaving the current tab. Recently, Microsoft seems to have fixed one of the most reported issues with Outlook optimization in the sidebar.
Microsoft Outlook for the web has been available in the Edge sidebar for quite some time, but it's not well optimized to fit the sidebar pane. Until now, users had to scroll horizontally and vertically to see the entire page, which made using email services very inconvenient. As spotted by Reddit user u/Leopeva64-2, Microsoft has started testing an optimized version of Outlook web to launch in the Edge sidebar.
Microsoft Outlook in Edge Sidebar is a similar experience to Outlook.com, but you can't add multiple accounts if you're using an optimized version of the Microsoft email client in the sidebar pane. But it's never too late to add something useful to make the service more usable, so we hope the software giant will bring multiple Outlook account support to the sidebar pane in the coming days.
It's worth remembering that the sidebar feature is only available for users of the latest version of Edge. If you're using the latest stable version of Edge, all of this may not sound new to you. Either way, you can check out some of the screenshots below to see how users use Outlook and other apps in the sidebar pane.
If you're using Edge, do you like the sidebar pane feature? If yes, do you use it to launch useful applications (e.g. Outlook) to avoid switching to other tabs? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.