Microsoft OneDrive Update Brings Oreo Notification Channel Support

The Microsoft OneDrive app for Android has a new update rolling out that those who are running Android Oreo will appreciate.  The update, version 5.2 for those keeping score at home, brings improve support for the latest version of Android including support for Notification Channels.

For those who aren’t familiar with Notification Channels, it allows you to set the priority of notifications for apps that support it so that you are constantly alerted to anything related to the app or, the opposite, no notifications at all.  The team over at Android Central put together a great primer on Notification Channels in Oreo that I highly recommend reading.

Once you have the Microsoft OneDrive update installed, you can then go into settings for the app and adjust the notification settings if you want to do so.  It should be noted that for the vast majority of users, the default notification settings will work and you likely won’t have to or want to change anything.  But now, for those who do, you at least have the option.

Don’t look for many other changes in this latest update beyond this new support for notification channels.  All of the other updates appear to be under-the-hood updates like performance improvements and bug fixes.

The update is just now rolling out and it will take several days before you see it hit your phone via an OTA update.

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