Insights in Outlook


Exciting news! The Insights Outlook add-in is becoming broadly available for Office 365 users. This describes the new capabilities that users will get.

Did you ever miss an important email or forget a commitment you made to your co-workers? Do meetings and emails tend to take over your calendar? Do you ever wish to see reminders for 1:1 meetings with your manager, direct reports, or other top collaborators? Would you like to be notified if an upcoming meeting doesn't have a quorum?

If your answer to any of these questions is yes, the Outlook add-in provides actionable insights to help you stay on top of your tasks and get more done.

What you might see

Bullet pointTo open the Insights Outlook add-in, select the Insights icon on the Outlook Home ribbon. If you are using Outlook on the web, open an email message, select the ellipsis (...) in the top-right corner of your email message, and then select Insights.

Insights panel

Privacy by design

The Outlook add-in preserves all the data-subject rights afforded by GDPR. The insights you see in the add-in are only available to you. No admin or manager can see these insights. They are computed as needed, from the your email and meeting information, and are never stored outside your mailbox.

Additionally, the add-in begins processing data for insights only after the first time you open it. Learn more about how Microsoft protects your privacy.

Frequently asked questions

The following answers some of the common questions asked about Insights by MyAnalytics.

Q1. Which plans will offer this experience?

Bullet pointMicrosoft 365 E5, E3, or Business

Bullet pointOffice 365 E5, E3, E1, Business Premium, or Business Essentials


These plans will only offer the experience that's described in this article. Additionally, users with E5 and MyAnalytics standalone service plan will continue to get the full MyAnalytics experience.

Q2. What is the roll-out plan?

Beginning in late February 2019, users were assigned licenses with the MyAnalytics service enabled. The add-in functionality rolled out in May 2019.

Q3. When will the Outlook add-in become available?

The Outlook add-in is now available.

Q4. Will users receive the MyAnalytics welcome email and weekly email digest?

No. This new experience will offer only the Outlook add-in.

Q5. Will users see MyAnalytics in the App launcher?


Q6. Will anything change for existing users of MyAnalytics?


Q7. How can I turn this off for my users?

To turn this new experience off for users, you can disable access to the MyAnalytics service plan with Office 365 PowerShell. Administrators can disable the Insights Outlook add-in for the entire organization by using the Exchange admin center. Learn more.