This week, Microsoft has come up with its new feature for Outlook, that is, “‘thumbs up’ (Like) and @mention”, as it has decided to bridge the gap between the social media networks and email services.
Yesterday, the Tech Goliath announced its plans to further upgrade Microsoft Outlook, the service that caught a huge amount of popularity after its release for an iPhone upgrade client previously by Microsoft. It included exact features from the social media giants Twitter and Facebook. Now, that the features have arrived in email service, the company thinks that it will go popular amongst the mass. The new involvement of @mentions is to notify an individual if they are to be addressed specifically in a message, this will prove helpful for many workers who keep on ignoring the emails that tend to be office- wide. All of us do such thing when there is a long email thread of office conversation is going on. Previously, whenever we need to address someone specifically, we would use @ symbol in front of the individual’s name. Satya Nadella led company, isn’t bringing something new, instead it is just assigning the real task functions.
The other important feature to be included is the thumbs up, or basically what we call a “like”. Everyone who has been familiar with liking pictures, or statuses on Facebook, or have been using Twitter, will be familiar with this latest addition. Whereas, we can’t deny the truth that these symbols will be used with a different professional context, rather than what all we have been using on social media. Few other communication tools like Yammer, Asana, or Convo are used to this type of text setting. Microsoft plans to solve few common addressing problems in a professional email with these features. The company says that these additions will mark their debut on platforms relying on the fact whether; an individual is a First Release Member, and the device they have been using. The features will make their first debut in mid-October on Web, followed by Windows’ Outlook app, Android, iOS and OS X in earlier 2016, while there is no official date assigned for “like” debut.