UPDATE: New Feature: Poll added to Outlook

MC205124, Stay Informed, Published date: Feb 29, 2020

Updated March 24, 2020: To ensure the proper experience we are adjusting the roll-out plan and will only be deploying to Outlook on the web (desktop) at this time. We will communicate via Message center when we move forward with other platforms. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Your end users will no longer need to download the Quick Poll add-in from the store and manually install it in Outlook to create a poll after we pre-install the Poll add-in.The rollout for Outlook on the web (desktop) will begin in late April and be completed by the end of May.The rollout for Outlook for Windows and Outlook for Mac has been delayed. We will communicate with you again when we have an estimated timeline.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 61203 and 61372.How does this affect me?

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Your Outlook for Mac, Outlook for Windows, and Outlook on the web (desktop) users will soon be able to create a poll  within Outlook without needing to find-and-install an add-in.

  • For Outlook for Mac, users will find Poll on the Message tab. After a user pins the add-in, it will appear under the contextual toolbar.
  • For Outlook on the web, when users create a new email message, they can access the add-in under “…” > Poll.
  • For Outlook for Windows, users can accessPoll either via Insert tab > Poll or via Options> Use Voting Buttons> Poll.

Note: Screen captures for each version of Outlook are at the bottom of this message.

We plan to withdraw the current Quick Poll add-in from the store in January 2021. We will send a communication through Message Center before the final retirement of the Quick Poll add-in.

Should Mac and Outlook on the web users not uninstall the Quick Poll add-in, the new add-in will be automatically installed when it is withdrawn from the store. When a user preemptively uninstalls the old add-in, the new Poll add-in will be automatically installed.What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

If your Mac and Outlook for the web users have downloaded the Quick Poll add-in, they will need to uninstall it at https://outlook.office365.com/ecp/ in order to use the pre-installed Poll add-in.

Please see the Additional information link to learn more about this feature.

User access to the Poll add-in

Outlook for Mac

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Outlook on the web

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Outlook for Windows

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Additional information