A new update, currently available to members of the Insider program, allows the web version of Office to integrate live photos taken with an Android smartphone.
The applications of the web version of Office can now communicate with an Android smartphone to retrieve photos from it // Source: Microsoft
The agreement between Android and Microsoft’s software environment is further strengthened in the service of users straddling the two ecosystems. After the deployment of a large number of Android applications on Windows 11. We learn from SamMobile that certain web applications of the Office suite are now able to integrate live photos taken from an Android smartphone.
In this case, all recent Android smartphones are eligible, including (of course) those from Samsung, Microsoft’s preferred partner for Windows / Smartphone exchanges. For now, however, this new feature only affects members of the Insider program and the web versions of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
A gradual deployment, promises Microsoft
As The Verge points out, this is not the first time that Microsoft has allowed Android smartphones to transfer files to the Windows environment. However, the firm had never integrated, directly into an application, a function allowing the easy integration of photos taken from an Android device. A first that should help many Office Web users before, perhaps, being adopted on a larger scale on other Microsoft services.
Source : Microsoft
Be that as it may, integrating photos from an Android smartphone into Word and PowerPoint web is done in a few clicks from the interface of the two tools. The selected images can then be easily inserted into an existing presentation or document. Beforehand, however, you must have configured the Link with Windows application on your smartphone to allow pairing with your PC. If it is not already done, the thing does not take more than a few minutes thanks to a QR code displayed, in unpaired users, in Insert > Image > Mobile device.
Microsoft promises for the rest a gradual availability of this new function. A way to control its deployment and ensure that it works perfectly for all users. An active Microsoft 365 subscription is however required, as is version 104.0 of Firefox if this is the browser you are using.
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