Microsoft OneDrive Update Brings Scanning and Photos Improvements

Microsoft OneDrive for Android has a new update rolling out that brings some significant improvements to key features within the storage app.  The updated build is rolling out in the Play Store now and should be landing on devices that have it installed via an OTA update over the course of the next few days.

The first big improvement in this update is around the Scan feature.  Microsoft OneDrive has had a scanning feature built in for a while now but it was pretty limited.  Now they have essentially taken the Office Lens app and integrated it with OneDrive to give you a far superior experience.  You can now crop and clean up scanned documents within OneDrive which is a direct leveraging of Office Lens’ features.

The second big improvement in this update to Microsoft OneDrive has to do with your photos.  This update significantly improves the performance of photo viewing within the app.  While viewing of photos has been possible within the app for some time now, it was a very slow (key word is slow) process even on the fastest of Android devices.  The OneDrive team in this update has greatly improved the feature and getting your photos up and viewing them is much faster.

If you are looking for a cloud storage option beyond Google Drive, be sure to take a look at Microsoft OneDrive.  It is a free service that gets you 5GB of cloud storage and it, like other Microsoft apps & services, works cross platform so you can get your files from Android, iOS, Mac, PC and the web with ease.  The OneDrive app is free in the Play Store.