OneDrive gets updated with revamped home screen, 8K video support

Microsoft has rolled out a new update for its online storage solution, OneDrive, which brings improvements such as a revamped homescreen and support for 8K videos. According to Microsoft, the new features will appear in OneDrive for Android 6.21 and above.

As per the new update, OneDrive’s homescreen on Android smartphones now has three main sections. These include accessed files, files downloaded, and a new Memories section at the top of the screen. The Memories or On this Day section shows a gallery of images taken on that particular day.

However, users with OneDrive for school or work account, might not see the Memories section at the top of the screen. Instead, they’ll be shown recent files, shared libraries, and offline files. Earlier, OneDrive on Android only gave users access to the file browser, which you can still do by using the Files Tab at the bottom of the screen. video to gif 2 1

Elsewhere, the new update also adds 8K video support for OneDrive on Android. If you own a handset from the Galaxy S20 or S21 series, OneDrive will support the playback of Samsung 8K videos. Besides, you can also store 8K videos in OneDrive by enabling 8K video from your handset’s camera settings. Users also get the option to upload 8K videos to OneDrive manually, or by connecting their Samsung Gallery app to Microsoft’s service.

Besides, OneDrive for Android will also allow Samsung owners to play Motion photos, inside the app itself. Now, this means that users won’t have to wait for the files to download locally to play them back.

Additionally, users can also easily share Samsung Motion Photos with other OneDrive users without a Samsung handset, which they can playback on or in the Android app.

That said, the feature only works with a personal OneDrive for Android account, not with a school or office account. Also, OneDrive for iOS still does not support Samsung Motion Photos, though the revamped home experience has arrived on iOS.