Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Microsoft Adds Google Chat Support to Outlook.com in Hopes of Winning Over Gmail Users - ABC News

Microsoft Adds Google Chat Support to Outlook.com in Hopes of Winning Over Gmail Users - ABC News

Microsoft is continuing its mission of getting Google users to switch to its products. And this time, it's not doing it with an aggressive advertisement or marketing campaign.

Microsoft announced today that it is adding Google Chat support to its Outlook.com email service. Users will be able to log in with their Google account, see their Google contact list on the right side of the e-mail window and start chatting with those contacts right from Outlook.com.

Microsoft introduced Outlook.com last July as a replacement for Hotmail.com. The email service has a number of unique features, including Sweep, which sweeps newsletters, daily deal or social media alert emails into their own folder.

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