Microsoft Outlook for iOS & Android Gets Voice Dictation for Emails and Scheduling Meetings
Users can now also use the voice capabilities on the Outlook mobile app to reply to emails or compose new ones. The features use Microsoft Dictation, which the company claims is less likely to misspell a name as it uses Microsoft Graph to recognise the names of a user's colleagues.
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.
One of the biggest features that Outlook is getting with this update is the ability to schedule meetings using its speech-to-text capabilities. Microsoft says Cortana will help find the right file or contact as well as manage a user's calendar to find and schedule meetings.
Lastly, speech-to-text on Outlook allows users to search for emails as well as meetings using voice inputs. For example, you can say "When's my next team meeting?" for Cortana to go through your calendar and reply.