Published: Wed, March 07, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Microsoft is Bringing Cortana to Outlook for iOS and Android

Microsoft is Bringing Cortana to Outlook for iOS and Android

Microsoft is now working on bringing Cortana to its Outlook app for Android and iOS devices. The integration is aimed at helping users respond, organise and attend to emails while driving or engaged in an activity where the user is not in a position to type on the phone. Users will be able to ask Cortana things like "what's my email", or ask the program to relay messages from certain contacts. The feedback needs to be positive for the beta testing to move forward, but if it all works out, the beta will be out within the next couple months. That means we will probably see Microsoft Cortana in a very near future update on both iOS and Android.

MICROSOFT IS bringing its Cortana voice assistant to Outlook for both iOS and Android.

The efforts of integrating Cortana into iOS and Android would be headed by the recently appointed corporate vice president of Cortana, Javier Soltero. Cortana will make the conscious decision to remind you of any pre made plans you made through your emails.

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Details about the ongoing testing are scarce, but The Verge's sources already shared that phrases like "What's my email?" will be included in order for Cortana to read recent emails when prompted by users. Cortana can also now connect to Gmail accounts. The article states that the integration is now being tested internally by Microsoft, and will allow people to listen and respond to email using their voice. Do you think Cortana is going to be direct competition for Siri and Google Assistant with all of these app integrations?

Microsoft has been continuously expanding its digital assistant's scope for some time now.

Earlier, Microsoft's Cortana Assistant was limited to Windows 10 Platforms.

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