Microsoft OneDrive update improves your experience with photo, videos, and files

Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service has updated, bringing new features and tweaks for both the web and mobile app counterparts.

The first update is for photos. Microsoft said it increased the size of thumbnails to make the browsing process far less straining on your eyes. OneDrive also now lets you customise album covers. Previously, the service auto-created rotating covers for folders. Now you can choose one image from the folder and set it as a static cover photo, if you so desire. Simply choose the photo, then go to Manage, and select Add as cover.

OneDrive has further added all your videos to the All Photo view. This will make it easier to find videos. Speaking of videos, Microsoft has improved video playback and included new playback support for more browsers and mobile phones starting immediately. Another video-related feature involves the ability to share your clips. You've been allowed to publish your photos in OneDrive to Facebook for months, but now you have the same option for videos.

"But the really exciting thing about this is that the videos (and photos) you share to Facebook are natively published. So when you have that awesome video you want your friends to see, they can see it straight in Facebook (without clicking back to OneDrive) and they can comment, tag, and do all the things in Facebook they are used to," announced Microsoft in a blog post.

And finally, OneDrive now lets you add new items to previously shared collections. The service has long enabled you to share individual files in a folder as a group, making it easier for you to show off photos without revealing every image in a folder, but now you can add more items to that group after you've already shared it. Simply go to your Shared view, then right click on the group/collection, and select Add.

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But that's not all: The OneDrive mobile app for Android has a few new features as well, including the ability share files and folders by inviting people, sending a link, or sending files to another app. There's also Update View and Edit sharing preferences as well as options to select multiple files to download, move files and folders, and sort files and folders.

Microsoft said you can expect to see the OneDrive update roll out over the next few days. Check out the gallery below for a look at some screenshots.



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