Microsoft Send: WhatsApp alternative that looks like your mailbox

Microsoft has made Send chat app available for Android phones. Sending messages via Send looks like Whatsapp, but works just like email.

Similar to Outlook, feels like Whatsapp

Microsoft Send appeared earlier on iOS, but now Microsoft also released the app for Android. To use the app, a Microsoft Office 365 account is required including an email address and you can get started. Send resembles your Outlook inbox and then works largely as sending an email. You can send a message to anyone with an email address. They do not therefore necessarily need to have Send app installed in order to receive the messages, or to react.

Furthermore, it feels like you send a message via Whatsapp for instance. You don’t have to setup a signature or enter a topic, as is the case with an e-mail.

In the event that the recipient does have the app, they receive your message in the app. If not, then it is simply delivered as an e-mail to them. It is convenient, this way you can read the messages also from the computer in your mailbox if you do not have your phone with you. Your ‘real’ mails won’t be shown in Send. This is very useful to keep the overview.

Send for Android and iOS

Officially Send for Android is still a beta app. You can find Send in the Play Store. The app requires at least Android 4.2 and 8,4MB of free storage space.

The app was not found in the store. 🙁
The app was not found in the store. 🙁