Microsoft is today releasing a new app through the Microsoft Garage that is built specifically for those brief, snappy communications—Send, designed for in-and-out email. Send gives you the simple, quick text message-like experience while allowing you to reach all co-workers and have all of your communications in Outlook for reference later. Send lets you quickly and easily send any co-worker a message without a subject line or formal email constructs. Some examples of Send messages include:
Straight to the point: “Let’s chat in 10”
Super urgent: “Don’t send the presentation yet”
Simple back-and-forth conversations: “Are you in the Office today?” “No”
These are the sort of quick emails you send to the people you care about at work—your boss, your teammates, and sometimes partners or customers outside your organization. You’re usually busy or on the go when you send them, and Send is specifically designed for this get-in get-out scenario.
Send is in-and-out email. No subject lines, salutations, or signatures. Just quick, natural conversations. Oh, happiness.
You see only the messages started in Send—not your entire email inbox. But since Send is based on email, you can message anyone with an email address. No additional sign up steps. And the people you message can respond from anywhere, even if they don’t have the app.
This also means the conversation doesn’t have to stop when you put down your phone. Outlook Send messages are delivered to your email inbox, too. Letting you respond from your computer, when it tickles your fancy. Just sign in with the work or school account you already use to access Office 365, and you’re ready, set, go.
Send is available for iPhone in the U.S. and Canada, and is coming soon to Windows Phone and Android phones.