Here are the new features you may have missed in OneDrive, including Dark mode for web

Rabia Noureen

Microsoft has recently released its OneDrive roadmap update, detailing all the new features and capabilities it added to the cloud storage service in February 2021. The first new feature that the company highlighted today is Darkmode for the web, an update that started rolling out a couple of weeks ago to both commercial and personal accounts.

“The OneDrive team is always focusing on inclusive design principles to provide millions of our users more choice and greater flexibility. In this effort, we are rolling out Dark Mode for OneDrive web, for both commercial and personal accounts. In addition to its aesthetic appeal, Dark Mode also reduces eye strain and improves the battery life of your devices,” the company explained in the blog post.

thumbnail image 1 captioned Turn on Dark Mode in OneDrive for web.

As for Word files shared with other people via OneDrive, the e-mail invitation will now pack some additional details related to the document. These details include a quick summary of important points and the estimated time required to read the shared file. It should help users to determine what contents a shared file contains without opening it. However, this change will not apply if the document has been tagged as sensitive by the data loss prevention (DLP) service.

thumbnail image 2 captioned Quick summary of the shared document in the sharing email.

Additionally, the iOS app gained a new PDF feature that should make it easier for users to pick up where they left off. More specifically, OneDrive users will now see an option to add bookmarks to PDF files to catch up later. To do this, tap the bookmark icon available at the top-right corner of the document and then select the “Bookmark” option.

The Microsoft 365 roadmap indicates that the company is planning to bring this capability to the Android version of the app later this month, though these timelines are always subject to change.

thumbnail image 4 captioned Add bookmark to a PDF page by long-pressing anywhere on the selected page.

Lastly, the OneDrive Sync client has finally picked version history support for AutoDesk’s DWG files, and it will be supported by Sync client version 21.016 and above. Keep in mind that the aforementioned updates are currently rolling out and should be generally available over the next few days.

If you’re interested to learn more about other updates, then you should watch this Microsoft Ignite 2021 session, too. In this session, Omar Shahine, VP of Product OneDrive and SharePoint, recapped all the latest news and innovations in Teams, Lists, OneDrive, Stream, Viva, and more.”