Provide functionality for Outlook Add-In to automatically launch in the task pane
Our very successful commercial Outlook add-in ePredict for SharePoint (http://ww3w.docauto.com/product/epredict-for-sharepoint) automatically launches its UI in the task pane in desktop versions of Outlook. Our customers are interested in a version for Office 365 Outlook online. However, Office 365 Outlook online requires user input to launch a task pane add-in. Our users would not accept this. Please add functionality, probably in the manifest, that would allow a user to give permission to an add-in to automatically launch in the task pane when an existing email is opened or a new email is being created. Thanks!
Thanks for your feedback! This is in our backlog but lower priority than a few other features. We’ll keep you posted with updates.
Brian Chesbrough commented
This idea was from Jan 2016 and is still in the backlog :(
We're trying to give out outlook customers the same experience our gmail customers receive, however without this it will be a very janky and unintuitive experience.
Our #1 request from outlook customers is to have our add-in auto start when composing a new email.
Andrés Fernández commented
The lack of this feature has kept us stuck at maintaining a VSTO/COM addin instead of migrating to a JS soluction with cross platform support.
This feature would be very valuable and it's a must to push forward the adoption of the new JS addins.
Sviatoslav Lobach commented
I think this idea duplicates https://officespdev.uservoice.com/forums/224641-general/suggestions/10770030
So, I'll duplicate my comment:
Is it reasonable to provide additional flag "Run automatically" on "Manage Add-Ins" page like it's done for "Turned on" flag?