M365 Changelog: Immersive Reader is now available in OneDrive and SharePoint for documents

MC255538 – Updated July 12, 2021: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This new feature release will allow users to launch Word Documents and text files into Immersive Reader from OneDrive.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81954.

When this will happen

This feature will start rolling out in Mid-May and complete rollout by mid-August (previously late June).

How this will affect your organization

Users will now have the option to open Word documents and text files directly into Immersive Reader from OneDrive and SharePoint libraries.

Immersive Reader in OneDrive


What you need to do to prepare

You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.