After launching the impressive Outlook email app earlier this year, Microsoft is now looking to change how we perceive work emails. It has launched a new app called Send , which breaks the traditional email layout and makes it more SMS-like. Also Read - Tips to prevent unknown users from adding you to WhatsApp groupsAlso Read - WhatsApp tips: How to make video call on WhatsApp via laptop or PC
While at first glance Send looks more like WhatsApp, the underlining technology is still reliant on emails. In essence you will need an Office 365 business or school email accounts to use the app. Also Read - WhatsApp's View Once feature will make photos and videos vanish once seen
The idea behind Send is that a user rarely has the phone number of his or her office colleagues. So even for the shortest of conversations, one has to send an email. To make such conversations easier, Send takes away the subject line and recipient field, and replaces them with a WhatsApp-like UI. Once you load the app, Send automatically surfaces your more frequent and recent contacts, giving you faster access to start conversations. With the user having to login using an Office 365 account, these messages are also synced to Outlook.
Microsoft s Send is currently only available in the US and Canada, and is only compatible with iOS devices. The company has however said that Windows phone and Android apps are also in the pipeline.