Microsoft’s OneDrive Gets A Revamped Home Page and New File Sharing Experience

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Microsoft is celebrating 15 years of its OneDrive cloud storage service this month. The company has unveiled a refreshed OneDrive Home page that will surface the most recent and relevant documents as well as Activity updates.

“We’ve redesigned the OneDrive Home experience to help you easily resume your work and catch up on what you missed while you were away. Soon, OneDrive will surface your most relevant files and list your most recent files along with any activity updates, so you can see everything at a glance and quickly prioritize where to start working,” explained Seth Patton, General Manager, Microsoft 365.

Specifically, the new OneDrive Home page features a personalized “For you” section that shows files that are most relevant to the user. Moreover, users will see a list of recent files under this section with an option to filter documents by type. There is also a new Quick access section in the left navigation pane that lets users pin important document libraries.

Microsoft notes that OneDrive users will be able to view all their files in the My Files section. It contains an Activity column that makes it easier to keep track of recent activity on files, including @mentions, assigned tasks, and comments. Microsoft plans to make the new OneDrive Home experience available to all web users with work or school accounts in the coming months.

Microsoft OneDrive to add a consistent file-sharing experience

In addition to the new Home page, Microsoft has also detailed several new features coming to OneDrive. The company is bringing a unified file-sharing experience that is consistent across OneDrive, Office apps, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft's OneDrive Gets A Revamp Home Page and New Sharing Experience

Microsoft has also started testing an Instagram-like OneDrive photo story feature on mobile. The feature is currently available on iOS and Android in Australia, and it should become generally available for everyone later this year.