Earlier this year, Neowin exclusively revealed details of a new Microsoft app in development known as 'Flow', which attempted to merge the convenience of email with the simplicity and, well, flow of an instant messaging conversation. Microsoft launched the app in July on iOS with a new name, 'Send', and now it's made its way to Android too.
Send has been released as a preview for phones running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean or above. Microsoft is also extending support for the app to three new markets - along with the US and Canada, Send is now available in the iTunes App Store and Google Play store in the United Kingdom, Brazil and Denmark.
Microsoft describes Send as "the app that feels like texting and works like email", and it currently requires that you sign in with an Office 365 email account. The company has worked to improve on the concept of fusing email and chat since the app's launch, with new features such as location sharing, direct messaging within group chats, and other conversation management options, along with the latest addition: support for GIF sharing.
However, while the app is now more widely available with its new Android preview release, Windows Phone owners will have to keep waiting. The company said today that it is "currently working on" a Windows Phone version of Send, although it didn't say when it might be released.