Microsoft Launches Short-Form Email App

Send App

Professionals spend a lot of their time managing email, but a new mobile app from Microsoft is looking to streamline those communications.

The app, dubbed Send, enables users to quickly send text-message like emails to their co-workers. In fact, users can leverage Send to communicate quickly and without a subject line or formal email composition. For instance, a user can quickly ask a colleague if they are coming to a meeting through the app.

“With Send, there are no signatures, subject lines or salutations required,” Microsoft states in its blog post. “Our design principle for the app was to make conversations fast and fluid while keeping the people who are important to you at its core.”

It is important to note that Send works for people with Office 365 business and school email accounts, but is expected to be more broadly available in the coming months. What’s more, users can create quick reply responses through the app to make communications even faster.

Although Send doesn’t show all of a user’s emails, it does display the quick communications started in the app. Plus, all Send messages sync with Outlook so users can continue their conversations from desktops. Send also adheres to business email compliance policies and all messages are treated like any other work email.

Currently Send is only available for iPhone users in the U.S. and Canada, but will be coming soon to Windows Phone and Android.

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