Microsoft OneDrive Gets Mobile App Updates

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Microsoft announced some updates to its mobile apps, adding different features to each one.

The Android app (pictured) now lets users access and manage both personal and work files, which should prove quite helpful.

"This is the first example of how we’re creating a single, unified OneDrive experience that holistically addresses what people, businesses, and IT managers need," says Microsoft's Jason Moore. "Because people are increasingly using the same devices and apps to get things done at work and at home, the ability to store and share files in the cloud is essential on both fronts."

"Users can now get to their personal or work files, easily share with family or coworkers, and ensure that they’re never without the files that matter to them – all from a single app," Moore adds. "Your personal and work accounts are kept separate, and OneDrive makes it clear when you’re accessing your work or personal files. So you don’t need to worry about accidentally backing up your photos to your work account."

The iOS app has been updated to gain a new, native search experience, and enables users to swipe down in the app to reveal a search box.

The All Photos view from the web version is also now part of the iOS app.

The Windows Phone app has added recycle bin access and some bug fixes.

Image via Microsoft

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