Latest Office Insider for Android update enhances collaboration, adds “Shared With Me” feature

Mohit Beri, a program manager at Microsoft, has taken to the world of Google Plus to announce some incoming updates to the beta release of the Word, PowerPoint, and Excel Mobile apps. Overall, the updates enhance the collaboration experience from within the apps and add a “Shared With Me” feature.

Here’s more from Microsoft on the “Shared With Me” feature:

We are excited to announce the “Shared With Me” feature in Office apps on Android. This enables you to quickly find and open files others have recently shared with you via the “Invite people” feature in Office apps on Windows , IOS , Mac and Office online. Please try it and share your feedback using the survey below. If you are facing an issue / dislike something please leave us a comment and we will get back to you asap.

Office for Android “Shared WIth Me” feature.

Of course, these features are all driven by the community feedback. So, if you’re an office Insider, you might want to pay attention to the changelog below:

Word:

  • Collaboration – front and center: Quickly share your document, and see who’s working on it.
  • Shared with me: Find and open files others have recently shared with you.

Excel

  • Collaboration – front and center: Quickly share your document, and see who’s working on it.
  • Shared with me: Find and open files others have recently shared with you.
  •  Improved copy and paste: Move content between Office applications. We’ll make sure it looks great.

PowerPoint

  • Collaboration – front and center: Quickly share your document, and see who’s working on it.
  • Shared with me: Find and open files others have recently shared with you
  • Fresh new look: A better experience for reading presentations on your phone. Drag and drop to reorder slides and double-tap to edit.
  • Find: Use the Find icon on the ribbon to search for any text in your presentation.

What are your thoughts on these changes and updates? Please drop us a comment below telling us how you might go about using these new features!

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