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Microsoft’s determined to change the future of emailing and chat.


Microsoft-Flow-iPhone_0Summary: Microsoft seems to be working on an app for real-time, fast, lightweight conversations, which will likely debut on iOS and Android. The app is called Flow according to information initially leaked by Twitter user h0x0d.

Twitter user h0x0d uncovered a download page for the new app, marked “Microsoft Confidential” which is developed to enable “rapid email conversations on your phone with people who are important to you.”

The app is being developed by the Outlook team because the header of the download page calls it “Flow by Outlook” and probably would work in conjunction with Microsoft Outlook.

Text describing the app:

Use Flow with anyone, it’s email: Reach anyone with an email address and all conversations for you and others are also in Outlook. Together, you can use Flow and Outlook interchangeably to participate in the same conversations.

Fast, fluid, natural conversations: No subject lines, salutations, or signatures. Flow is designed for fast, light-weight conversations in real time.

Focus on what’s important: Only conversations started in Flow and their replies show up in Flow, not your whole inbox. Focus on your most important person-to-person conversations without the noise.

Microsoft is not divulging any details about the app Flow. It appears Microsoft want to build a chat app like everyone else. And the special idea is to use email addresses as backbone instead of basing communications tools on popular social networks.

The Outlook, Outlook.com and Exchange teams are all part of the same group at Microsoft under Corporate Vice President Rajesh Jha.

For now, we will wait until Microsoft officially introduce the app to the world.