The phrase, “Hotmail replaced” has become a top trending term on several search engines today, as NBC News reported this Wednesday, Feb. 20, that it has become official: Outlook.com is going to replace Hotmail as the webmail service of Microsoft. The company revealed a press release in which they hope to update accounts as soon as possible, with the full transition in plans to be completed by summer 2014.
The change of “Hotmail replaced” by Outlook was reportedly the sudden growth in Outlook.com, which found over 60 million users actively using the mail service site since its inception.
Affected users need not worry about the online email change. Users’ Hotmail addresses were said by Microsoft to remain the same, and those who log into their Hotmail.com account will simply be redirected to Outlook.
For many, Hotmail replaced by Outlook.com will be a very welcome and advanced email change from the admittedly outdated Hotmail, added the report. When paired with SkyDrive cloud storage service, Microsoft could very well gain some new customer support in the future. And much like Gmail, Outlook.com will be its own free service with its own accounts, not as a general Web client for all email accounts, so Hotmail users have a lot to look forward to. Though the Hotmail to Outlook transition may seem unwanted by some, said the report, it is said by Microsoft to bring "a variety of new features for our users."