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Microsoft Outlook extension finally comes to Google Chrome

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Microsoft is making it even easier to access your email in Outlook (opens in new tab) from Google's browser (opens in new tab) with the release of its new Chrome extension (opens in new tab).

As reported (opens in new tab) by Windows Central and first spotted by Leo Varela (opens in new tab), the software giant's Outlook extension is now available on the Chrome Web Store.

Once added to Chrome, the extension, which works with Outlook as well as Hotmail accounts, allows users to access Microsoft's email service (opens in new tab) without having to switch tabs.

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If the extension looks familiar, this is because Microsoft released the exact same extension for Edge (opens in new tab) back in June.

Microsoft Outlook browser extension

Microsoft's new Outlook extension for Chrome (opens in new tab) not only makes it possible for users to quickly access their email but they can also access Outlook Calendar (opens in new tab) as well as their tasks and contacts right from the extensions menu at the top of Google's browser.

Whether you're working from home (opens in new tab) or have already returned to the office, this new extension can help boost your productivity as you'll be able to read, write and send emails without having to switch to another tab or app. 

Microsoft's Outlook browser extension can even be used to look up, add and edit your Outlook contacts and to enter new Outlook tasks, edit them and mark them as complete.

Google Chrome users can add Microsoft's new Outlook extension to their browser from this page (opens in new tab) on the Chrome Web Store while Edge users can do so here (opens in new tab).

Via Windows Central (opens in new tab)

Anthony Spadafora
Anthony Spadafora

After working with the TechRadar Pro team for the last several years, Anthony is now the security and networking editor at Tom’s Guide where he covers everything from data breaches and ransomware gangs to the best way to cover your whole home or business with Wi-Fi. When not writing, you can find him tinkering with PCs and game consoles, managing cables and upgrading his smart home.