Outlook.com reaches 25 million active users, launches Android version

outlook 28 Outlook.com reaches 25 million active users, launches Android versionMicrosoft first launched Outlook.com last July to replace Hotmail. Since launching, the new service has attracted 25 million active users. To celebrate this new milestone, Microsoft is now offering Outlook.com for Android users with the hopes of enticing Gmail users to switch.

What You Need To Know:

  • The Outlook.com app for Android offers new features such as faster archiving, more keyboard shortcuts, more color themes and more inbox customization.
  • The app was first launched last July for Windows Phone users. It has attracted 1 million subscribers in first few hours and 10 million users in the first two weeks. Within a few months, it has now reached to 25 million users.
  • Microsoft expects to draw a huge number of Gmail users. It has hired a research company to attract Gmail users to try out Outlook.com. Microsoft is confident to leverage on Gmail users and claimed that 4 out of 5 Gmail users said that they would switch to Outlook.com.

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