If you have been using the Microsoft Office Outlook desktop client on a Windows PC, you probably have noticed the “Try the new Outlook” toggle button on the toolbar.
The “Try the new Outlook” toggle button has been appearing in Microsoft Office Outlook for about a year now.
Why the “Try the new Outlook” button?
Microsoft has developed a new web-based Outlook app for the Windows operating system and plans to roll out the new web-based Outlook for all users sometime in 2024. Microsoft wants users to try the new Outlook, which is currently in preview, and send feedback. So, it’s showing the “Try the new Outlook” button.
As per Microsoft, the “Try the new Outlook” is showing up for all Office Outlook users except those using a webmail account that the new Outlook does not support. For instance, as of now, it does not support Yahoo! And iCloud.
Why hide or remove the “Try the new Outlook” button?
Many users have tried the new Outlook for Windows preview version. Like other things, some users like the Office Outlook desktop client and want to continue using the same.
And since the “Try the new Outlook” button shows up all the time, you might want to get rid of it.
Steps to hide or remove the “Try the new Outlook” button
Windows 10 and 11 do not offer an easy way to remove the “Try the new Outlook” toggle button. You need to edit the Windows Registry to remove it. Here is how.
Step 1: Type Registry Editor in the Start/taskbar search and then press the Enter key.
Click the Yes button when you get the confirmation prompt.
Step 2: Next, in the Registry Editor, navigate to the following key:
If the General key is ABSENT (only if the General key is not present), right-click on the Options key, click New, and then click Key. Name the new Key as General.
Step 3: On the left pane, select the General key. On the right side, right-click on an empty space, click New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value and name it HideNewOutlookToggle.
Step 4: Finally, double-click the HideNewOutlookToggle and change the value data from the default 0 to 1 to hide and remove the “Try the new Outlook” button.
Step 5: Close the Registry Editor and restart the Office Outlook (if already running) to get rid of the “Try the new Outlook” button.