Microsoft’s digital freeform intelligent canvas for collaboration is coming to Android. The company on March 11 detailed a pubic preview for Whiteboard, as well as a new experience for Teams Channels and chats.
With the availability on Android, Microsoft believes that they’re now one step closer to, “achieving a vision of a collaboration space for ideation that is accessible from any device.” Previously, Whiteboard was only available via the web, or as an app on Windows 10 and iOS. That so, Whiteboard on Android should work the same as it does on all the other platforms.
Microsoft says Whiteboard on Android will run on devices running Android 6.0 Marshmellow or later. However, it is important to note that the public preview will require a login with a Work or School account. The experience also seems to be a mobile PWA web wrapper, rather than a dedicated app.
If you’re not familiar with it, you can add sticky notes, add and erase inks, select and move objects, view images in Microsoft Whiteboard. It’s a great tool for meetings, brainstorming, project planning, and more. See our image below for some examples of what you can do.
In addition to the public preview, Microsoft is also announcing that you can now create a whiteboard associated with a Teams channel or chat. Any members of the channel or chat will be able to iterate and collaborate on the whiteboards over time. This can be enabled by clicking the “+” button at the top of any Teams channel or chat and adding Whiteboard.
Check out Microsoft Whiteboard via the links below. If you’re liking it, be sure to drop us a comment and let us know your thoughts and impressions.