Microsoft has issued a new update for its Whiteboard application on Windows 10. With this release, the app moves to version 19.10825.4121.0 and adds some new features.

Looking at these new additions, Whiteboard now has an improved object selection capability. Microsoft says the app will now make displayed content easier to understand, while selected content will be shown more efficiently.

Next up is a new tool for more immersive reading. This is a suite of features that make reading on the Whiteboard app easier. Specifically, the tools include focus mode, the ability to locate parts of speech, and a visual dictionary.

With these immersive reading tools, students can better view text on the whiteboard. Microsoft says this feature is limited to users with an education (EDU) Microsoft Account.

Full Changelog

  • Object selection – Improvement of the selection and grouping logic to simplify the display and understanding of the selected content.
  • Immersive reading tool – Provides a set of tools such as focus mode, locating parts of speech and a visual dictionary to allow students to better decode text on the board and, in general, improve reading comprehension.
    • This feature is available by logging in with an EDU account.

A collaborative application, Whiteboard integrates with the inking capabilities of Microsoft Office to bring content to a screen that can be used by multiple users across devices.

Functional locally or online, the service works with mouse, keyboard, pen, and touch. Documents sync automatically to the loud for use on any PC at a later date and inviting another user is as easy as sharing a link.

If you’re interested in the Whiteboard app on Windows 10, you can download it from the Microsoft Store here.