Microsoft Office App for Android to Add a New Video Creation Tool This Month

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Microsoft is planning to add a new Video creation tool to its unified Office app for Android. The feature will let business customers record short video clips, edit, and share directly from their mobile phones.

The Office mobile app will add the new video recording functionality besides the existing Quick Captures options, which currently allow users to record voice notes, scan documents, as well as take notes in the app.

Office Mobile app video creation tool for enterprise users

“With Video creation feature, enterprise users (those connected with OneDrive for Business accounts) will start seeing a ‘Video’ entry point on the app. Users can tap on it and start recording short video bytes up to 90s, and enrich it with text, annotations, ink etc. and trim and share it with the people on their network,” Microsoft explained in a message on the Microsoft 365 Admin Center.

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Office Mobile app video creation tool (Image Credit: Microsoft)

Microsoft debuted a unified Office mobile app back in 2020 on iOS and Android, which combines Excel, Word, and PowerPoint all in one place. The app also integrates with other Microsoft 365 apps and services, including Office Lens and Microsoft Forms. Additionally, Office users can access their sticky notes and read PDF files on the go.

This new Video creation feature builds on the existing Microsoft Stream integration within the app. It lets users access and play Teams meetings recordings, tutorials, and demos stored in OneDrive for Business. The company noted that this update was “received well by Microsoft’s customers, to have their videos accessible right from one Office app.” We hope that the new tool should help to make the app more useful for enterprise customers.

The Microsoft 365 roadmap listing indicates that the new Video creation tool will begin rolling out to users later this month. Keep in mind that the feature will be released in a staggered manner, and it’s expected to hit general availability in February 2022.