The mobile commenting support in OneDrive has now been extended to non-Office file types. OneDrive’s mobile commenting already works with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. Microsoft is now looking to expand OneDrive’s mobile commenting to more than 300 file types.
OneDrive expanded mobile commenting now available
In its recent blog post, Microsoft wrote:
“Ideas often come to us spontaneously, and we want to capture them the moment they do. Mobile file commenting gives us the freedom to stay connected to our projects and passions wherever we are.”
OneDrive’s mobile commenting now supports several non-Office file types, including photos, videos, PDFs, among others. This change has already gone live in the OneDrive app for Android.
With this change, Microsoft wants to make it easier for OneDrive users to comment on files irrespective of file types.
OneDrive users might also want to add comments or start a conversation around photos with others. This is where OneDrive’s expanded mobile commenting feature will come in handy for faster and simpler conversations.
OneDrive’s expanded mobile commenting provides users with several features, as follows:
- Add new comments on files you own or those shared with you
- View and reply to comments
- Delete comments
- Enable/disable comments
- Get email notifications (for file owners) when’s there’s new comment activity
- See a badge when there’s new comment activity
- See the comment count on your files
- See existing comments when you are offline
OneDrive users can now comment on non-Office files across permissions. For instance, OneDrive users can comment on files that they own, in addition to files they have shared with other OneDrive users as well as the ones with edit permissions.
How to get started with mobile commenting in OneDrive
- Open the OneDrive app on Android
- Tap on a file
- Tap the comment button
This way, you can easily start a new conversation, view, and reply to comments already posted.
The Mobile commenting feature is limited to the OneDrive app for Android (personal accounts). Well, it looks like iOS users might want to wait a little longer. Mobile commenting in the OneDrive mobile app for iOS is expected sometime later this year.