Microsoft seems to be working on a new smartphone chat app called Flow that will be a supplement to Outlook inbox app and will work as instant message chatting service for Outlook contacts or any email directly, according to an alleged leaked document by Microsoft.
The Flow app will essentially let users interact through an email address or Outlook contacts, as per leaked “Microsoft Confidential” download page for the Flow by Outlook for iPhone. The document titled “Introducing Flow by Outlook for iPhone” has been leaked by a Twitter user @h0x0d (via ZDNet), which describes the app as following:
Use Flow with anyone, it’s email: Reach anyone with an email address and all conversations for you and others are also in Outlook. Together, you can use Flow and Outlook interchangeably to participate in the same conversations.
Fast, fluid, natural conversations: No subject lines, salutations, or signatures. Flow is designed for fast, light-weight conversations in real time.
Focus on what’s important: Only conversations started in Flow and their replies show up in Flow, not your whole inbox. Focus on your most important person-to-person conversations without the noise.
Microsoft’s Flow for Outlook is considered to be similar as the Skype Qik, which was launched last year as a lightweight video-messaging service as compared to Skype.