Hotmail is changing its name from Hotmail to Outlook and has redesigned the website.
The most used online email service in the world, Hotmail, has undergone its first major revamp in eight years and will receive a name change. Drew explains why this has happened and how the changes will affect your emailing experience.
If you have been a long term Hotmail user, you will have noticed that the layout of the Hotmail website has not changed in over eight years. The new changes to the Hotmail interface are a direct reaction to Hotmail’s gradual loss of market share to the also free Google Gmail product. Hotmail has taken the successful parts of the Gmail product and implemented them into its system with a few tweaks along the way.
Hotmail is also changing its name from Hotmail to Outlook with the website www.outlook.com already available for users to log in. The Outlook name has a lot of goodwill attached to it due to its Microsoft Outlook package products. This doesn’t surprise me as I currently view emails from a Gmail account as more professional than a Hotmail account which is usually only ever used as a private email account, a stigma I suspect Microsoft is trying to break.
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