It is such noticeable news for Hotmail users that the giant software maker Microsoft has recently announced to update all Hotmail users. Thanks to the update, users will be able to experience new convenient methods which allow them to get to the messages they’re most interested in, plus multimedia content right inside the inbox.
The new update of Hotmail is called Windows Live Hotmail beta which also offers a hallmark feature of rival Gmail: conversation view. More importantly, the new release of Windows Hotmail is the integration with some biggest social networks like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter, as well as more specialized online communities such as Flickr and Photobucket for photos and YouTube, and DailyMotion for videos.
The beta version of Hotmail will be made available in Microsoft’s Wave 4 of its Windows Live services and apps. Additionally, at that time, a new version of Microsoft’s Windows Live Messenger will also be unveiled.
The new updated Hotmail will get users to just the messages they are interested have been clearly addressed with new features. Thanks to the Hotmail Highlights, users can see just messages from their contacts and social networks. Besides that, the Sweep tool lets you select all messages that are not spam but rather what Microsoft’s Walter Harp calls “graymail”—those mails from businesses you may occasionally use, but don’t consider essential. Another choice for you is to move those and any future messages to a storage folder.
Another cool feature of updated Hotmail is Quick Views which can help users filter the inbox to just mails from social networks, those containing Office documents, photos, and even shipping notices.
Furthermore, thanks to the new update of Wave 4, users will be able to view content like Office documents, videos, and photo slideshows right within the inbox. The last two take advantage of Microsoft’s Silverlight browser plugin, while the ability to read and eventually edit Office documents is thanks to Office Web Apps, part of Office 2010 that will be releasing in mid June.
The mobile web version of Hotmail is also updated to provide richer service with calendars, folders, contacts, and tasks.