- Outlook app for Windows 11 now supports personal accounts.
- However, you can only use a Microsoft account at this time.
- Support for Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, and others are under development.
- You can download the app to test its features.
The new Outlook app for Windows 11 now supports personal accounts. Although the first preview of its One Outlook (Project Monarch) app has been available for testers in the Beta Channel since May, it only supported commercial customers with Microsoft 365 business and education accounts. However, the app has received an update (via Windows Central) to support personal accounts.
The only restriction is that it only supports Microsoft accounts. You cannot (at this moment) use other services, such as Gmail, Yahoo, Apple's iCloud, or other services using IMAP.
One Outlook (or simply Outlook) is a desktop application that looks similar to the web version, but with some new capabilities. For example, this email client includes a single view for email, calendar, and tasks.
Although the new interface includes familiar features, some critical features remain. For instance, Outlook does not support offline mode, and you cannot add multiple accounts, although these features are under development, and other options such as Outlook data (.pst) and folder reordering are part of the roadmap.
Microsoft will have to wait a long time to replace the old Outlook apps that came with Windows 11.
If you want to try the app, you can download the latest Outlook preview from the Microsoft servers. Once you have downloaded the ".exe" file, close it, and log in with your Microsoft account.