OneDrive Will Soon Let You Request Files

Posted on December 9, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in OneDrive, Office 365 with 3 Comments

Microsoft just announced a couple of new features that the company started rolling out in November to OneDrive users.  The new features are mostly focused on businesses, and only seem to be available to OneDrive for Busines users.

The company is introducing two new features called File Requests and Save for Later to OneDrive for Business. Both the features are rolling out now and should be available to all users by the end of the month.

File Requests is an interesting new feature that lets you request files from others via a link. Essentially, when you create a file request link, you can send it to anyone you need files from, and they can follow the link to upload those files without even needing to log in or having a OneDrive account. The feature sounds incredibly useful for a wide range of business scenarios, but I feel like this could even be useful for individual use, and Microsoft really should bring it to personal OneDrive accounts.

Another feature Microsoft is rolling out to businesses is Save for Later. In other words, Microsoft now lets users bookmark files for later. The feature lets you save folders for later too, or you can just save individual files to go over later.

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Comments (3)

3 responses to “OneDrive Will Soon Let You Request Files”

  1. faustxd9

    I have that exact use case currently with one of my friends. I hope it comes to the personal accounts soon.

  2. Care

    OMG I'd have loved that for requesting photo files from friends I traveled with! Hope it comes to consumer.

  3. IanYates82

    Request files sounds very handy. Great idea.