Microsoft Outlook is a leading personal manager that offers a plethora of features that allow users to manage and organize information in an efficient and effective manner. In addition, Outlook provides a high level of security and flexibility, which makes it a favorite among millions of active users. One of its most useful features is the Calendar which allows users to organize events and meetings, check schedules, send calendars, and much more.

There are times when the in charge of the meeting is no longer available, and to keep the continuity of work, there is a need to change the meeting organizer in Outlook. To begin with, there is no direct feature in Outlook yet, which will allow you to change the owner of the meeting or appointment. However, there are a few methods that can be used as a workaround for the issue at hand.

Methods to change the meeting organizer in Microsoft Outlook

  • Cancel and resend the meeting invite

    One easy and direct method is to cancel the existing meeting by the original organizer.

    1. Move to the Calendar view in Outlook.
      Calendar view in Outlook
    2. Select the meeting which needs to be cancelled.
    3. Click on ‘Cancel Meeting’ under the ‘Meeting’ tab and it will be cancelled for everyone.
      Select the meeting
    4. Now, the new organizer can set up a new meeting accordingly.

    5. In the Calendar view, click on the home tab and then ‘New Meeting.’
      New Meeting
    6. Now, add the necessary meeting details.
      meeting details
  • Try a workaround to change the meeting organizer in Outlook
    1. In the Calendar view, click on the meeting.
    2. Under the Meeting section, click on ‘Respond.’ A dropdown menu will appear, and select ‘Reply All.’
      Reply All
    3. The meeting window will open. Press ‘Ctrl+S’ keys and close that particular window.
      meeting window
    4. Switch to the Mail < view and open 'Drafts.'
    5. Select the meeting draft and click on ‘Meeting’ under the Home tab.
      Select the meeting draft
    6. A meeting will be created with the same details. You can set the timings according to the availability of all the colleagues.

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Outlook has a lot of benefits, including the Calendar features, which make organizing and scheduling meetings much easier. However, there is no direct feature for a situation where the organizer of the meeting has to be changed. But this can be done simply by canceling the previous meeting and setting up a new meeting with updated attendees and timings according to colleagues' availability. Finally, to resolve any other Outlook and PST-related issues, Kernel Outlook Suite is recommended.