Microsoft Outlook for iOS Gets Voice Dictation for Emails, Scheduling Meetings; Android Support Coming Soon


Microsoft Outlook will now let users dictate emails and schedule meetings using voice commands. The new voice features will first arrive on Outlook for iOS. And Microsoft says the features will be ‘coming soon’ to Outlook for Android as well. Microsoft will employ the use of its virtual assistant Cortana to help users navigate the Outlook app on the mobile platforms. The dictation abilities were previously only available on the Microsoft Outlook desktop app.

Microsoft’s blog says that the speech-to-text features on Outlook for iOS and Android will make it easier for users to send emails, schedule meetings, and search the app using their voice. The Redmond, California-based tech giant says that its virtual assistant Cortana will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help users perform multiple tasks without the need for text commands.

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