Microsoft is internally testing Cortana integration within its Outlook mobile app for iOS and Android

Microsoft has been constantly looking to improve its digital voice assistant Cortana and has recently added the suggested reminders feature to it. Reports now suggest that Microsoft may soon integrate Cortana directly into its Outlook mobile app.

Microsoft Cortana.

Microsoft Cortana.

Talking to sources close to The Verge, the company stated that it was currently testing Cortana within the email client application on iOS as well as Android platforms. 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.

Cortana's integration will also allow it to scan through emails and read them aloud whenever necessary. Based on Microsoft's comment to the publication, users will be able to ask Cortana phrases like “what’s my email,” or just to read messages from specific contacts etc.

We also learn that news of the integration also comes weeks after Javier Soltero, Microsoft Outlook's for Android and iOS boss transitioned into a new role which involved him overseeing the Cortana digital assistant.

Microsoft is, however, still testing the feature internally and will make the feature available on beta and public releases only once it receives positive feedback.

Published Date: Mar 06, 2018 09:56 AM | Updated Date: Mar 06, 2018 09:56 AM