Windows Phone 7 Mango will automatically create a family group

One of the new Windows Phone 7 Mango features is groups, a feature which allows the user to group anyone from their contacts together and send them either text messages or email, and also to monitor their facebook and twitter activity in one location.

In the latest 361 degrees podcast it appears Microsoft has hidden some “delighters” in that feature also.  Apparently one of the groups that will be created automatically for the user will be a Family group, with the software automatically not just grouping together anyone with the same surname, but also checking your Facebook relationship status to see who your partner is.

Mango introduces more than 500 new features to Windows Phone 7, with Microsoft only detailing a few.  The software update is set to be released in the second half of 2011, with most expecting it to arrive in September 2011.

The 361 degrees podcast can be downloaded here.