Microsoft rolls out new updates for Bing Search, OneDrive Android apps

Microsoft has rolled out new updates to its OneDrive and Bing Search apps for Android users. The latest update brings new features and updates for both OneDrive and Bing apps.

With the latest update, Microsoft Bing Search gets a visual overhaul with a refreshed homepage. Users get to see news, weather updates, and topics they follow. Many of the features are now easier to access right from the Home page. The latest Bing app features include Covid tracker, weather updates, Google Lens-like visual search, rewards system, voice search, translator, unit converter, e-sports updates, and so on.

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As far as OneDrive goes, the major highlight is the addition of Chromecast support. It works the usual way, allowing users to stream media files on Chromecast-enabled devices such as smart TVs. Just open up a photo or a video from your OneDrive, and you’ll see a Chromecast icon appear in the top toolbar. To start mirroring the content, tap on the button and choose the device you want. Besides, the update also brings some minor improvements to OneDrive. For instance, the Home tab now features the Recent view with the last files you used, so you can quickly begin from where you left off.

Users can get the latest versions after updating Bing and OneDrive apps on Google Play Store. That said, the new update is currently available in select markets only. However, we’re expecting a broader rollout for all users in the next few days. For more details, head over to the Google Play Store.

In other related news, Microsoft is working on alternative ways for users to earn Microsoft Rewards point. Users can earn rewards when signed in via select 365 services with a school or work profile. The feature is likely to roll out next month.

“Users in your organization will have the ability to earn Microsoft Rewards points when signed into select Microsoft 365 services (Microsoft Search in Bing) with their organizational (work or school) account,” explained Microsoft.