Microsoft’s Fluent Design Revamp for OneDrive Lands on Android

Posted on February 26, 2020 by Mehedi Hassan in Android, OneDrive with 2 Comments

Microsoft has been unifying all its Office apps and services with a consistent design across platforms over the last few months. The company first introduced a new Fluent Design-inspired design for OneDrive for the web a little while ago, with the design coming to iOS a few months ago.

And now, the same Fluent Design revamp is coming to those on Android. Microsoft is releasing a new update to OneDrivee for Android that introduces the improved look, which unifies OneDrive for Android with OneDrive on the web and iOS.

“With a focus on familiarity and ease-of-use, OneDrive’s fluent design delivers subtle and coherent enhancements to render a superior experience for you that aligns to the rest of the Office suite,” says Microsoft.

There are lots of minor tweaks throughout the app, with new iconography and improved aesthetics that not only improve the look of the app, but also the accessibility and usability of the app.

With the new update, Microsoft is also enabling support for dark mode on Android. The new dark mode has been a long time coming, so Android fans will definitely be happy with the new update.

And last but not least, there’s an improved search experience that lets you quickly search only for your own files, or search for shared libraries in SharePoint. There’s also the addition of a new Recent page, updates to the PDF annotation experience, and a new On This Day feature that takes you back to the past, highlighting memories from years ago.

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