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Microsoft found a new way to anger customers and why are you surprised?

Some tasks require a special ability.

Cooking demands a lovely balance of patience and creativity.

The perfect balance of coordination and tenacity is needed for soccer.

Contrarily, upsetting your clients requires a nefarious brew of abhorrent coldness and magnificent apathy.

There are now too many large IT corporations involved. However, for as long as I can remember, Microsoft has shown a remarkable capacity to bother — indeed, deliberately upset — its consumers while seeming to be unaware of their sentiments.

Sadly, there are countless examples.

We’re edgy about tweaking your nerve endings.

Who can forget when Microsoft forced Edge on customers, making some people furious because it resembled malware? Some others even thought it may be taking their Chrome info.

Redmond also has a habit of placing advertisements in your most personal spaces. This story has a lengthy history.

I’ll admit that when I noticed advertisements for products I didn’t want on the homepage of my desktop Outlook email last year, I grew a little agitated too. worse, for something I already had.

I pleaded with Microsoft to cease running these commercials. Microsoft’s reaction was delightful: “The adverts inviting you to add an Outlook programme or download Edge are actually not advertising at all.”

No, these were only tidbits of information informing me about fresh features and applications.

So, as you can see, there are no advertisements.

The new ad-venture.

Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Microsoft has gone a bit farther. Nick Smith, a Twitter user, expressed his indignation about Microsoft’s changes to his Outlook iOS software.

He ululated, “The iOS @Outlook app now offers me advertising that look like emails.” He continued by saying that he wishes Microsoft would simply stop doing this kind of stuff. He actually said, “Get the f*** out of here, @Microsoft,” in those precise words.

To be completely honest, this email-like advertisement did have the term “Ad” in a little box. However, one can understand how people feel when they repeatedly ask if anything is sacrosanct.

You could be wondering if Microsoft was simply picking on Nick Smith for some unidentified reason. Sadly, no.

Users of the Outlook app on iOS and Android have joined in denouncing this action in the following Reddit post.

Redditors’ initial remarks were as follows: “Up until recently, Outlook was my favourite email client. I assume it’s back to the default Mail app.”

They become like this: “It would be better to simply utilise the OS’s default app again. The same is true with SwiftKey and MS Launcher; if they act in this way, I will return to the OS’s default app.”

They became like this: “Yesterday, it started occurring to me as well. Years without advertisements, followed by a start, are useless and irrelevant to me. I’ll be searching for an email app for my Samsung Android phone.”

One astute bystander inquired as to if all of these disgruntled individuals were utilising the app’s free edition. It would appear so, as these advertisements only display for subscription decliners.

It’s not as if advertisements haven’t already arrived in the applications. However, they are now only available in the “Other” email category, where users can opt to store less significant and private communications.

It is now available to anyone whose emails do not distinguish between “Focused” and “Other.” (I consider myself a separatist.)

Freedom? There’s no such thing.

Naturally, I enquired as to Microsoft’s thoughts on the sentiments of its clients.

According to a corporate spokesperson: “There is no change for free customers who are using Outlook in its default setting with Focused Inbox; advertising will still appear in Other. People who choose not to utilise Focused Inbox will see these advertisements in their default inbox.”

It actually isn’t that big of an issue, as you can see.

They can always switch Focused Inbox back on to have a primary Inbox free of advertisements, the spokesman reassuringly stated.

Some people could interpret this as: “Look, whether you like it or not, you will receive advertisements. You don’t pay anything to use our service, after all. Just choose how you want the advertising to appear, okay? No big deal.”

These devoted Outlook users maybe shouldn’t be shocked. Large software firms like Microsoft and Apple have long seen how much money other large tech firms like Google and Facebook make from advertisements.

After thinking for the longest time possible, they came to the following conclusion: “Hey, we could easily grab some of that money.” Who then could reasonably express surprise at Microsoft’s actions on a scale of one to ten?

Long ago, personal zones began to disappear. Nowadays, our lives are not all that private.

A tech corporation will do this if it can find a novel method to profit from you individually.

Who, in fact, wants to wait to see what kinds of advertisements Apple Maps displays? They’ll be quite classy, I’m certain.

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