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Outlook for web gets likes and mentions feature




Users of web version of Microsoft’s Outlook will see some additional features that will deliver Facebook-like and Twitter-like experience in their email.

Simply hit on the thumbs-up icon in the reading pane to Like an email. This will then send a notification to the sender that you liked their message. Same will happen if someone liked sent email.

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The Mention feature works the same way as Twitter. Just add the @ symbol in your email body and type in the name of the contact. A frequent list also pops up to help you find the person you wish to mention.

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When mentioned, an @ flag in your inbox will show up. Messages with mentions can also be sorted out for quicker response.

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The Like feature is already ongoing for Office 365 First Release subscribers whose Office 365 plan includes Exchange Online while the Mention feature will begin mid-October. For 0ffice 365 commercial subscribers will have the feature in late October and mid-November respectively.

Outlook.com users will have both features before the end of 2015.

Source: Microsoft Office



This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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