Microsoft Garage, the company's "after hours ideas factory," has created a new iPhone app called Forum that applies Tinder's popular "swiping" feature to question-and-answer forums for companies.
Employees can submit questions and the app has a "swiping" feature to vote on posts. Users swipe right to vote up and left to vote down, Microsoft explains in a screenshot that describes Forum's Tinder-like functionality.
The homepage has a similar style to anonymous messaging app Yik Yak.
The app appears to be able to facilitate live Q&As. It's unclear whether the posts are all in-app (i.e. questions and answers can only come from Forum), but it seems that Microsoft is now making a move into building trendy apps that help company-wide communication.
Forum also fits in with the rush toward trendier enterprise apps, such as Slack, the company-focused messaging client that was recently valued at $2.8 billion (£1.8 billion). By making corporate communication nicer, Slack has grown into a big business with 1.1 million daily users.
Business Insider has reached out to Microsoft to get more details on Forum. We will update the post when we hear back.