Microsoft Announces Clutter For Office 365, A New Machine Learning Technique To Organize The Inbox

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Microsoft today announced a new feature called Clutter for Office 365 business customers. Clutter uses the power of Office Graph and helps you to manage the inbox. Clutter is designed to help you focus on the most important messages in your inbox. It uses machine learning to de-clutter your inbox by moving lower priority messages out of your way and into a new Clutter folder.

How Clutter works?

Clutter learns from your actions to determine the messages you are likely to ignore. As less important messages arrive, they are automatically moved to the Clutter folder. Clutter does this by leveraging Office Graph’s sophisticated machine learning techniques to determine which messages are Clutter. It gets smarter over time, learning from your prior actions with similar messages, and assessing things like the type of content and even how you are addressed in the message. The Clutter experience is personalized to each individual and reflects an email experience that adapts to your actions and preferences without you having to do anything. The information Clutter learns from each user’s actions are only applied to that user’s experience and are not shared with anyone else.

Customers who have opted into First Release will begin seeing the Clutter feature today. Clutter will be turned off by default for everyone. Users can enable it from the options menu.

Read more about it in detail here.