Microsoft's Outlook.Com Adopts Google Chat Option despite Rivalry

Both Outlook.com and Google Chat are free services to attract more internet traffic to their services



Microsoft's disdain for Google does not extend to all products of its rival.

In a rare instance of cooperation, Outlook.com of Microsoft is giving an option to users of its free e-mail to connect with Google Chat to exchange instant messages and discussions in audio or video.

The link, announced on Tuesday, represents an uneasy alliance between the usually contentious relationship between Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc.

Microsoft is developing its adoption of Google Chat as an example of how it is helping people to connect, who use various services to interact. Both Outlook.com and Google Chat are free services of Microsoft and Google to drive more online traffic to advertising-funded services.

Microsoft is warning consumers that Google is not reliable



With the new addition, Outlook.com subscribers will have three ways to connect with family and friends on instant exchanges. Those subscribers could already use the service of Microsoft, Skype, chat and Facebook messaging service. Microsoft closed its chat service Messenger this year as part of a change to Skype, which the company acquired for 8.5 billion dollars in 2011.

But although Google offers chat to users of Outlook.com, Microsoft is warning consumers that the Google search engine and other company services are not reliable. The company has spent millions of dollars in a series of critical ads that began to appear in the internet, television and print media about six months ago.

But even offers Google chat to your Outlook.com users, Microsoft is warning consumers that the Google search engine and other services to the company non reliable. The company has spent millions of dollars on a series of critical ads began appearing on the internet, television and print media about six months ago.

Outlook.com gives the option to its users to connect to the messaging service of the search engine



The ads focus on the issue of privacy, particularly in the controversial practice of Google to scan the texts of emails from users to decipher what is being discussed for that way to place ads on issues with electronic conversations. Microsoft's announcements represent Google as an unbearable eavesdropper and called Outlook.com users to switch to the less intrusive approach.

Google practices did not prevent Microsoft to adopt Google Chat.

"We have no hesitation to add Google Chat" said Dharmesh Mehta, director of Outlook.com. "We think it's important to give people options so that they can better personalize their email. Moreover, it gives more reason for users to switch from Gmail to Outlook.com".
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