Microsoft Whiteboard finally comes to Android over two years after iOS

The company's fantastic remote visual collaboration tool 
By HT TECH
| Updated on Mar 05 2021, 06:15 PM IST
Microsoft Whiteboard was released for iOS users in November 2018.
Microsoft Whiteboard was released for iOS users in November 2018. (Microsoft)

More than two years after it was released for Apple’s iOS devices, Microsoft Whiteboard has finally been released for Android devices in the form of a public preview, bringing useful collaboration tools to the most widely used mobile operating system and its users.

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According to a report from MSPoweruser, the Microsoft Whiteboard app for Android is now available in the Google Play Store, allowing users to interact with users who are also using Microsoft Whiteboard for Windows 10 as well as on iPhones and iPads.

Microsoft Whiteboard is a collaboration tool for teams who are not in the same office to be able to work seamlessly as if they were in the same conference room. Any changes made to the Whiteboard are visible to all users who have access to it, and users can quickly add, make changes and remove content in real-time.

The move comes as Microsoft has begun to rebrand some of its apps, and unifying its product experience. In December the company released Microsoft 365 apps optimised for Mac users on Apple Silicon hardware and iCloud account support for Outlook. We had reported last month that the company had added new features to its Office Lens app and then rebranded it to Microsoft Lens.

Read more: Microsoft 365 got better for Mac users with apps optimised for Apple Silicon, Outlook support for iCloud accounts etc

However, the feature is not available for all users at the moment, as the report states that you need an education or an enterprise account. At the moment users with personal account cannot access the service, and according to XDA, the reviews also claim that the app itself is only a web app at the moment.

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First Published Date: 05 Mar, 05:59 PM IST
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