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Advances in machine learning are beginning to help improve your everyday experience. One example is Microsoft’s Outlook for iOS “Play My Emails.”
It’s a simple concept that does what it says. The app converts text to audio and plays your emails as audio through your connected headsets using machine learning. Using this feature, you can skip, flag, archive, and delete emails – all by voice.
How Play My Emails Works
Play My Emails delivers a seamless experience with Bluetooth-enabled wireless or wired audio devices such as headphones or your car audio. When you reply and provide a quick response to an email, the mic on your phone is used.
Currently, Play My Emails in the Outlook iOS app only works with Microsoft 365 email accounts and Gmail accounts. Unfortunately, it doesn’t yet work with Microsoft Exchange email accounts.
You can check if your email accounts will work with this functionality by going to Outlook Settings. Scroll down the page, and you will see an item for “Play My Emails.”
Microsoft has created a short 2.5-minute video showing you how to make this work. Click on the image below to view it.