Zoom.ai launches plugin to automate Outlook

Zoom.ai launches plugin to automate Outlook

Zoom.ai has launched a new plugin for Microsoft Outlook. The plugin should give more control over the workload of meetings, files and e-mails. It is also important to speed up the entire experience within the e-mail client. That’s what UCToday reports.

The plugin is located in the Outlook client and acts as a panel within the desktop, mobile or web app. The plugin should allow users to schedule appointments faster, find files faster, and speed up the experience in Outlook with shortcut-like promps. These include promps such as: ‘Who is’, ‘plan a meeting’ and ‘Meet for lunch’.

There is also an automated administration experience in the form of a clickable artificial intelligence (AI). In the ‘more’ tab, for example, users can ask for an overview of their day. For example, it is possible to ask what appointments are available for today, when the user has a free moment in the coming week and to the weather of today.

It is also possible to add a new task here, using a set of buttons. For example, click on ‘Make an appointment’, and the assistant immediately asks for more information. This information can be entered as if it were just a chat conversation, thanks to the AI intent-based natural language process.


The plugin is available in any web browser, and in the Outlook app on both mobile and desktop. In addition, there will be a Google Chrome extension to continue the experience for users who prefer to use Chrome. IT administrators have the option to add all users or make the plugin available to just a few users. This can be indicated via the Microsoft Office 365 portal.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.