Microsoft is rolling out a couple of new features, to its email service, Outlook.
And they aren’t exactly original features.
The Redmond company has taken in some popular things from social networks. To be more precise, it has taken Facebook’s Like feature, and Twitter’s @mention feature and added it to Outlook for the Web. In fact Microsoft hasn’t even tried to hide that it is “borrowing” the two new features. It states they were inspired by the popularity the two boast on Facebook and Twitter.
Likes, as the name suggests will allow users to give a thumbs up to an email which they liked. This will highlight an email in [...]
Microsoft is working towards rebranding its email service, Outlook.com.
A redesigned drop-down menu which is available to some users, shows that the service will be called Outlook Mail.
The above screenshot was sent to Neowin by some of its readers.
The email service was born as Hotmail, 18 years ago in 1996, and was founded by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith. Microsoft acquired it a year later in 1997 and it flourished as one of the most used email services, until the emergence of Yahoo Mail, and eventually Google’s Gmail.
Microsoft launched Outlook.com in 2012, and allowed Hotmail users to login to the new service, with their existing email [...]