OneDrive for Android app now supports personal and business accounts

Rebecca Lambert
Rebecca Lambert
By Rebecca Lambert on 29 August 2014
OneDrive for Android app now supports personal and business accounts

Microsoft has released an updated version of its OneDrive for Android cloud-storage app, which, for the first time, provides support for OneDrive for Business. This means that users can manage both their personal and work accounts at the same time, on one Android device.

“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,” said Jason Moore, OneDrive’s group program manager, in a blog post. “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.”

The updated app is now available to download for free from the Google Play store. In addition to OneDrive for Business support, users will also benefit from enhanced security – they can now set up a four-digit security access code – as well as improvements to camera back-up speed and reliability, and the ability to open files directly from OneDrive in other apps.

At the moment, Android is the only operating system to gain this new functionality. Moore has said that Microsoft is “looking to bring these features to iOS and Windows Phone devices in the coming months.”

In the interim, Microsoft has made a few tweaks to the OneDrive app for both other operating systems. OneDrive app for iOS has a new, native search experience on iPhone and iPad. And OneDrive for Windows Phone 8.1 now enables users to access their OneDrive recycle bin, making it easy to restore accidently deleted files and folders.

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