Microsoft seems to provide Cortana with a male voice this year

A leaked video shows features that voice assistant Cortana will get in 2019. New features include a male voice and integration with the Outlook app on iOS. Also, the video shows a Play My Emails feature.

The video shows an iOS device showing the Play My Emails feature. This seems to be a function to have e-mails read out and to mark or archive e-mails with voice commands, for example. Furthermore, it can be seen that users can set a male voice. Cortana now only has a female voice.

The new Cortana features are on display in a video that Twitter user WalkingCat put online. He is known as a Microsoft insider who regularly releases new details before they are officially announced. In the video he writes “Cortana in 2019”, which seems to indicate that the new features will appear this year. It’s not clear when that is.