Send, the half email and half messenger and half e-mail, as you can call it launched by Microsoft was released back in June for the iPhone and is now available for Android devices.
Many messenger apps now are a good competition for e-mails and this is why Microsoft made Send lets people send messages quickly without a subject line, greeting or signature reducing the time spent on sending e-mails which acts like a barrier for instant messaging
This is what microsoft had to tell about Send.
"Imagine you're walking into a big presentation and someone asks you to find out if your colleague will be attending. Chances are, you don't have your colleague's phone number, but you will probably have their email address - especially if you've been emailing with them recently. You don't have time to search your inbox, start a new thread, or even type out a subject line. You just want to ask that person, 'Will you be at the presentation?'"The app is available on Android via Google Play store and requires a version of 4.2 or above. It is yet to arrive on the windows store.
Although the app requires a Office 365 account and is yet to expand beyond the US and Canada.
This is not the first company or app which has thought about mixing emails and messages.
A startup called Hop attempted this as well, with an app it first launched back in 2013. Another startup called MailTime also had made a similar application. Although these apps did not gain much popularity, as we all know we are more than happy with WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or even iMessage.
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