Microsoft today has made its Send instant messaging app available on Android. The service initially launched earlier this summer on iOS, but today has made its way to Android, as well. Send, for those unfamiliar, is Microsoft’s attempt at a WhatsApp-like messaging service. Microsoft touts that Send takes the best of Outlook and morphs it into an easy to use messaging app.

As part of Send, any messages sent via the service are available for access via Outlook as well, making it easy to keep track of when you said what.

While tools like text messaging and IM are great for short messages, you often don’t have your co-worker’s cell phone number or an IM app on your work phone. And we’ve heard loud and clear from people at work, they want all their communications available in Outlook—even if they send them from other apps. This is where Send comes in! Send gives you the simple, quick text message-like experience while allowing you to reach all co-workers and have all of your communications in Outlook for reference later.

Microsoft’s main goal with Send is to offer an interface that allows users to almost instantly send important messages to coworkers. The company says the app is specifically designed for this “get-in get-out” type of scenario. The app supports animated GIFs, as well. Send is a Microsoft Garage project.

Send for Android is available now in beta form via the Play Store for free.

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