Microsoft announced some big updates for Microsoft Whiteboard, its digital canvas that allows users to collaborate and share ideas with other people. This release brings a new Whiteboard experience to iOS and Windows, with personal account support coming to the Android and Web apps. There are also a few new features for all platforms.
New collaboration features for iOS and Windows
First off, the new Whiteboard experience brings several new collaboration features for Windows and iOS users that are already available on Teams, Android, as well as the web. The list includes over 40 new customizable templates, multiple shades of sticky notes & note grids, reactions support, as well as inking improvements. There is also the ability to add, reposition, and align images and shapes.
New OneDrive integration
Microsoft Whiteboard now integrates with OneDrive for Business, allowing users to add recent documents to Whiteboard directly from Microsoft Teams channels and OneDrive. It should make it easier for users to collaborate on PowerPoint presentations, PDF files, and other content as well. Other improvements include support for multiple images to make shared Whiteboard content more appealing and eye-catching for the audience.
Personal accounts support on Android and the web
The collaborative workspace already supports personal Microsoft accounts on iOS and Windows, and users can now add their consumer accounts to the web and Android versions of the app. It's great to see that the Microsoft Whiteboard app now offers a more consistent experience across all platforms.
If you are using Microsoft Whiteboard on iOS, you can head to the Apple App Store to download the latest update. However, the new Whiteboard experience is gradually rolling out on Windows PCs via a Microsoft Store update, and it should hit general availability by the end of this year.