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"Drag and Drop" Email Messages into Group Inbox within Outlook

Also provide "drag and drop" functionality within Outlook. Sometimes a conversion will take place outside of the Group, but that conversation may be important to the Group. Have the function to "drag and drop" an email into the Group Inbox would be a great tool.

(This is already available if the Group Shared Mailbox is added to Outlook, but a few design changes will make this feature for user-friendly and available in the desktop client.)

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Good news! Targeted release users can drag and drop messages and conversations into their groups in Outlook on the web. We’re actively working on bringing this to standard release users in Outlook on the web as well as for users of Outlook 2016 for Windows. You can read more about the feature here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Drag-messages-from-your-personal-mailbox-to-the-group-mailbox-24e809db-70e1-45b7-8d54-efac7951dc95 or participate in the Tech Community discussion here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-365-Groups/New-Drag-and-drop-conversations-into-groups/m-p/124877

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  • Scott Whitmore commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We can't wait another year for this feature. This is critical for our teams adoption of Office 365

  • Pascal Groen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How is it possible this feature is still not available. It was planned for release in Q4 2018 and now it is cancelled and replaced by a new ID 27473 an planned for release Q4 2019 ?
    We have customers waiting for this feature for a long time.
    Tell us at least why this is so difficult to implement? We can't explain this anymore to our customers.
    https://www.microsoft.com/nl-nl/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=&searchterms=drag%2Cand%2Cdrop%2Cgroups

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Having this feature will allow us to drop our third party application, saving money and training. Please release for Windows desktop versions.

  • anonym commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is there a chance to get this feature implemented in outlook for windows in near future?

  • Mathew Smethurst-Evans commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    ...and then the issue will be bringing it to Mac OS!
    having different workflows for users on different platforms make adoption so painful and slow...

  • Mathew Smethurst-Evans commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is there any update from the MS team?
    For those of use that are communicating with external parties for our projects, the delay of this feature has put our move to O365 Groups on hold. It's so annoying to have to go in to the web client to do this action.

  • Johnny Tveten commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If I have dragged a mail into wrorng group I cannot move it to another group. Is there a solution to this ?

  • Peter Nankivell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a productivity must!
    I can do this in my gmail/gsuite accounts, surely microsoft can make it happen as well.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This works in OWA, but not in iOS Outlook, which limits the ability of Groups.

  • Gee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm familiar with Shared Mailboxes. What are Group Mailboxes?

  • Alain commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The first step is taken in OWA, expected on Windows (when is soon?), but please go all the way and include Mac, Android and IOS.
    Only possible to move messages one by one, really??? This is the 21st century !!!
    Please go further in your efforts, but thanks for this first important step.
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Drag-messages-from-your-personal-mailbox-to-the-group-mailbox-24e809db-70e1-45b7-8d54-efac7951dc95?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Without this functionality the value of a group mailbox is significantly reduced to the point where we will unlikely use them in my organisation. Essential.

  • Tomas Paulas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    well, as minimum let the group it appear in Office 2016 client same way as appearing in Outlook Web -> Add Shared Folder and allow creating subfolders. It is mailbox after all. I think those conversations that we see now are dead end.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I thought it was already in ! Full outlook integration is THE feature where Teams can make a REAL difference with other ChatOps like Slack or others. This would transform Outlook into a universal client application from which you can manage and properly reroute all information flows whatever their format (e-mail, conversation, file,...)

  • Marek Staniewski commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It should be possible to add external mail to the group but not necessary the way that such an email is distributed to each Group member (unless someone set reminder for new elements in Group library).
    We are using for such purpose Exchange public folders.
    I hope then it is possible not only adding external email message to a group but that is possible to add to some sobfolder withing this group (sumilarly to Exchange Public folders).

    This could lead Group to be used to as Project group.

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