Microsoft is hoping to launch a mobile app for visual communication by 2019, according to a report from Bloomberg.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that Microsoft will unveil a mobile version of Visual Communications by 2019.
The mobile version would be “a major milestone” for the company, which is in the midst of a turnaround after a series of costly acquisitions that saw it lose nearly a quarter of its revenue in the past six months.
The company’s digital strategy has also seen a change in the way that it sells products, with the mobile app now being used by about one-fifth of the company’s employees, according the report.
The app would allow users to connect to a cloud-based server and upload a document, while the document can be edited and shared with other users.
Microsoft is also developing a new app called Visual Communicator, which it describes as a “visual communication platform for Microsoft products that will be available in 2019.”
Microsoft’s move to open up the cloud to other companies is a trend that has seen many companies move to the cloud in recent years, including Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon.
Microsoft has been expanding its mobile app offerings since it launched its own messaging app in 2012, and the company has seen its share of revenue decline since then.
It’s been struggling to make money off its messaging apps, which are often more costly than those of rival messaging services like Apple and Google.
Microsoft recently announced it was partnering with a developer to make a mobile messaging app, which will be launched later this year.