You Can Now Write Emails Using Your Voice With iOS’s Microsoft Outlook
The future is finally here! Microsoft Outlook for iOS now allows users to write emails, schedule meetings, and search using their voices! The new Cortana-powered voice capabilities will soon be brought to Android users too, so don’t fret!
To activate this new feature, a new plus sign icon in Outlook mobile will appear, letting you activate the voice mode. The Verge mentioned that you can ask things like “When’s my next team meeting?” or search for co-workers, files, and calendar entries. On top of that, you can use voice to attach files, as Outlook is using the Microsoft Graph to surface relevant documents!
My favourite part is responding to messages with your voice and writing new emails using the speech-to-text functionality, being a lazy and bad texter, this function definitely benefits me. Apparently, this isn’t the first time Cortana voice functionality has appeared in the app. Microsoft has been gradually building to this point with a dedicated “Play My Emails” feature inside Outlook mobile.
Would you start drafting out your emails verbally?