How to BCC in Outlook

Blind carbon copy, more commonly known as BCC, is an email feature that prevents your recipients from seeing the email addresses of the other recipients if you’re sending the email to multiple people. Once you add an email address in the BCC field, it will become invisible to everyone who receives your message.

Follow the steps below to use the BCC field in your Outlook desktop and web apps.

Outlook Desktop App

Adding BCC

  1. Open your Outlook desktop app and compose an email as usual.

    New Email in Outlook
    Write your email.
  2. Go to the Options tab.

    Options Tab in New Email Window
    Select the Options tab.
  3. In the “Show Fields” section, click Bcc.

    Bcc Button Under Options Tab
    Select the Bcc button.
  4. Add your recipients in the Bcc field. Then, hit Send.

    Bcc Recipients in New Email Window
    Add your recipients, then click Send.

Turning Off BCC

Once you’ve turned on BCC, every email you send moving forward will show the BCC field. Follow these steps to turn it off.

  1. Compose a new email.

    New Email in Outlook Desktop
    Compose your email.
  2. Select the Options tab.

    Options in New Email Window
    Click Options.
  3. Click the Bcc button in the “Show Fields” section. The “Bcc” field will now be gone.
    Bcc Button Under Options
    Press the Bcc button.

    No Bcc Field in New Email Window
    Missing Bcc Field

Adding BCC in the Outlook Web App

  1. Sign in to outlook.com.
  2. Write your email as usual.

    New Email in Outlook Web
    Compose your email.
  3. Click the Bcc button next to the “To” field.

    Bcc Button Beside To Field
    Select the Bcc button.
  4. Add your Bcc recipients. Then, press Send when you’re ready to send out the emails.

    Bcc Recipients in Outlook Web
    Add your recipients, then click Send.

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