Microsoft revealed today that it has rebranded Office Lens mobile app to Microsoft Lens and has created a restyled icon.
“Recommended by Wirecutter as one of the best mobile scanning apps in 2020, we’re taking the next step in our evolution by changing our name and logo from Office Lens to Microsoft Lens and adding some dynamic new features,” Microsoft’s Saumitra Agarwal writes in the announcement post. “Along with the new identity, we are bringing [new] intelligent actions into the camera including Image to Text, Image to Table, Image to Contact, Immersive Reader, and QR Code Scan.”
The new version of the app also includes an improved scan experience that lets you re-order pages, re-edit scanned PDFs, apply a filter to all images in the document, scan up to 100 pages as images or PDFs, and switch between local- and cloud-based PDF save locations.
Microsoft Lens will replace Office Lens on Android immediately, and the iPhone update will arrive “in the coming months.”
“Since Microsoft Lens powers the camera in Microsoft 365 mobile apps, including Office, Microsoft Teams, Outlook, and OneDrive,” Agarwal adds, “you can rely on Microsoft Lens to capture and intelligently enhance, and [to] work with your documents, photos[,] and videos with the same ease and dependability of [the standalone] Microsoft Lens app.”