Microsoft announces new voice assistant for Outlook, adds new features to the email app
In a new post, Microsoft detailed several new changes coming to Outlook for Windows, Android, and iOS. To start, Microsoft wants to simplify the setup process for adding your email from Outlook on your computer to your mobile. You’ll be able to scan a QR code from your computer that will securely transfer email credentials to Outlook mobile. This will not only help users, but your IT department will be happy about it as well.
A new feature can suggest replies for emails based on its context. For example, if an email asks about availability, Outlook can suggest you send availability for a time and date from your Outlook calendar in the email.
On Android, you’ll be able to customize the actions that appear in the Android notification window when you receive a new email.
To make Outlook more engaging and easier to navigate on mobile, Microsoft will have a built-in voice assistant that can help search for or write emails. This feature will roll out next month and will let you schedule new events, call colleagues through Teams, and search for files.
Weather details will be added to the calendar so you can predict the climate conditions of that one day you have full of meetings.
Editor, Immersive Reader, and Text predictions are all coming to Outlook for Windows. Text prediction is something that Gmail has had for a while now, and you’ll be able to add suggested text into the email by swiping right in the email text. Otherwise, you can simply ignore the text.
Check out the Source link to see all the changes that are coming to Microsoft Outlook.
When Microsoft talk about improving searching with voice, let them first improve the search engine and the results! Did anyone try to use the search engine in outlook app? It's a shame!
- 02 Oct 2020
Ah, ok. Cortana was fun to use, it had some personality, unlike Google Now, although I didn't use ot very much.
- 24 Sep 2020
Well we can't search explicitly in the sent mails through the mobile app, how is this a mail client, leave it is better or not.
- 24 Sep 2020