The Navigation Pane, that contains the buttons of Mail, Calendar, Tasks, Notes and Shortcuts will be displayed on the left side in a new Outlook update.

There are lots of mixed feelings about the new design. Once implemented the new feature will remain on the left by default.
The Try it now toggle, which now reverts the changes, will disappear.

The rational behind the changes is that you can customize which apps you see and pin and launch them directly within Outlook.

You get a similar experience when using Outlook on the web or Teams.

How to Fix it?

Method 1

To move the Navigation Pane to the original location on the bottom, you can use the Coming Soon toggle on the right side in Outlook. (Video below)

Once the feature will be deployed officially, the toggle will disappear.

Method 2

If you don’t see the Coming Soon toggle, open outlook in safe mode and that will fix it:

  1. Close Outlook
  2. In the search menu type Run
  3. Open Run

Type Outlook.exe /safe

This should fix the navigation pane from vertical to horizontal again.

In the new location you can add, remove or modify the order of the icons except for the Mail and Calendar shortcuts.

If you have any other suggestions or questions, please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comment section below and we will check them out.

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