Microsoft has launched a public preview of its collaborative Whiteboard inking app for Android gadgets and its Groups collaboration platform.
Microsoft Whiteboard is a collaboration canvass app that was as soon as only for visible communication between Home windows 10 gadgets. Now it is making its solution to Android gadgets and Microsoft Groups channels and chat in a public preview.
Groups customers can create a whiteboard that is linked to a Groups channel or chat, which Microsoft thinks will likely be helpful for long-term tasks and discussions. Members of a bunch, say in a faculty, a advertising division or engineering group, can replace the whiteboard over time and use it to collaborate on tasks.
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There is a “+” button on prime of Groups channels and chats for including a brand new tab. From there, customers can seek for the time period Whiteboard and allow a brand new Whiteboard.
Microsoft has additionally revealed a preview of the Whiteboard app on the Google Play Retailer for Android gadgets. Microsoft launched the Whiteboard app for iOS in 2018 with then new sticky notes and textual content objects.
It is an app which may discover a place to be used in faculties in at this time’s distant lessons together with Groups for duties like sharing notes and sketching concepts or lesson outlines.
“Designed for contact, kind & pen, it permits you to write or draw as easily as you’ll with ink, whereas including textual content and sticky notes you’ll be able to kind/annotate on. It enhances teamwork by permitting all workforce members to edit and remark instantly on the canvas in actual time, irrespective of the place they’re. And all of your work stays protected within the cloud, able to be picked again up from one other location or system,” Microsoft explains in the app listing.
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The addition of Whiteboard for Android gadgets and Groups rounds out Microsoft’s plans to make it an app for collaboration throughout all platforms.
Folks with Android gadgets must be on Android 6.0 Marshmallow or later. Whiteboard for Android additionally requires login with a Work or Faculty account.