How to insert a checkbox in Outlook email and Mail app in Windows 11/10

At times, you might need to add a How to insert a checkbox in Outlook email and Mail app in Windows 11/10 so that you can show some points, a listicle, a to-do list, work progress, etc. However, this method requires Microsoft Word, as there is no direct option to insert a clickable checkbox in Outlook or Mail app on Windows 10.

Insert a clickable checkbox in Outlook email & Mail app

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To add a checkbox in Outlook for desktop and Mail for Windows 10/11, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Microsoft Word Developer tab.
  2. In your Word document, insert a checkbox.
  3. Copy the checkbox from your document.
  4. Open either your Outlook or Mail app.
  5. Put the checkbox in your email.
  6. Repeat the process.

At first, open Microsoft Word on your computer and enable the Developer tab. To do that, go to File > Options > Customize Ribbon. On your right-side, find the Developer option. Make a tick in the corresponding checkbox and click the OK button.

After that go to the Developer tab and click Check Box Content Control.

Now you can copy the checkbox from the Word document and paste it in your favorite email client.

You don’t need to follow all the steps mentioned earlier if you don’t want to show a clickable checklist in the email app. You can insert a checkbox like a symbol, which can be added from the Insert tab in Outlook for desktop.

As an option, you can use the copy-paste method to show a non-clickable checkbox in

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