With Hotmail now being an incredible 15 years old, and slipping down the pecking order in terms of free web-based email to Google’s Gmail, who continues to grow, Microsoft have decided a major rehaul is in order to compete.
Hotmail still serves the highest user base worldwide than any other online email service, and has over 360 million users (360 seems to be a good number for Microsoft). But Google’s Gmail is creeping up, and is in third place among webmail providers.
With Google’s surge to the top, Microsoft took a look at their Hotmail project and realized it was missing some key features, which has prompted them to revamp and rehash the system to make sure they still remain the number one to-go-to webmail service.
According to Wired, users will start noticing changes in July and August. More information on what these changes are can be found here.
Personally I find junk mail a huge problem with Hotmail, therefore I prefer Gmail. What email service do you use? Will you be interested to see what Hotmail has to offer this summer? Will it make you convert or leave for good? What changes do Microsoft need to make to Hotmail? Feel free to answer these questions in the comments section below.