Microsoft copies Facebook and adds Likes and @Mentions to Outlook



Microsoft wants email to learn some tricks from social media. The company today announced it’s bringing Likes and @Mentions to Outlook on the Web. Indicated by the classic thumbs-up, Microsoft says the Likes are meant to help you endorse a specific email, or bring attention to it. Or as on Facebook, it could simply be used to acknowledge you’ve read something or empathize with it, without having to type a full response. As you might expect, you’ll receive a notification when someone likes an email, and it will show up highlighted a top the message. Meanwhile, you can also tag people…


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