Insert Current Date & Time (Keyboard Shortcut) ⌚📅

In this article, you will learn how to insert the current date and time into an email message while drafting in Outlook.

There are two methods for typing the date and time in Outlook. The first method involves manually typing the date or time, which can easily be seen at the bottom right corner of every computer screen.

The second method is using a keyboard shortcut. We will focus on the keyboard shortcut to efficiently insert the date and time into the body of your email message.

Keyboard Shortcut of Add Date and Time in Outlook

Alt + Shift + D – To insert Date into Email Body

Alt + Shift + T – To insert Date with time into Email Body

In both of the above examples, you will use the Alt and Shift keys, which are found in pairs on almost every keyboard.

When inserting the date and time using a keyboard shortcut, you can use any combination of the Alt and Shift keys along with T and D.

Steps to Insert Date into Outlook Email

Let’s delve into a step-by-step guide on how to insert the current date into the message body while drafting your email using keyboard shortcuts.

Here are the steps:

  • Open the message and keep the cursor where you want to insert the current date.
  • Press Alt + Shift and hold it.
  • Without releasing the alt and shift keys, press “D
  • The current date is inserted in your Outlook message body where you have kept your cursor, the format of the date is DD/MM/YYYY.

Steps to Insert Date and Time into Outlook Email

Let’s delve into a step-by-step guide on how to insert the current date and current time into the message body while drafting your email using keyboard shortcuts.

Here are the steps:

  • Open the message and keep the cursor where you want to insert the current date.
  • Press Alt + Shift and hold it.
  • Without releasing the alt and shift keys, press “T
  • The current date and Time are inserted in your Outlook message body where you have kept your cursor, the format of the date and time are DD/MM/YYYY with HH/MM/SS.

In the new version of Outlook, the keyboard shortcuts Alt + Shift + D and Alt + Shift + T are not functional.

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