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New Microsoft Whiteboard Coming to Windows 10, iOS, and Surface Hub

Following a release on Android, Microsoft Teams, and web, the new Microsoft Whiteboard is expanding to more platforms.


Whiteboard is coming to more apps to expand the app's new goal. In June, Microsoft revealed Whiteboard was getting an overhaul. Specifically, the focus was on bringing workers together on project, with Microsoft describing the app as the “visual collaboration workspace” for .

Now that the new Whiteboard app is rolling out on the web and , the focus is on bringing it to more native applications on Windows 10, iOS, and Surface Hub. The new tools are also coming to the preview, thanks to making its debut on the platform in March.

Teams and web users are already using Whiteboard with the following new features:

  • Sticky note colors: 10 colorful sticky note shades to choose from.
  • Note grids – insert a grid of sticky notes in one of 12 available colors to help in workshops and ideation sessions.
  • View objects created in native apps – Objects such as lists & templates inserted on native apps can be viewed on web and Teams as well.
  • Ink pen colors: 15 new ink pen color options with a range of thicknesses to help visualize your content and bring your text to life.
  • Highlighter colors: – 15 new highlighter color options enable users to emphasize content on the board.
  • Ink shape recognition: – draw shapes with ink and then watch them straighten automatically.
  • Improved mouse inking: – create smoother ink lines, making your strokes easier and cleaner when drawing with a mouse or trackpad.
  • Read only mode for education accounts: – as a meeting facilitator or an educator, determine when and how students participate and collaborate by enabling or disabling their editing capabilities.”

More Features Coming

As the new Whiteboard heads for iOS, and , Microsoft has plans for more features. The company points to a new UI for the app, laser pointer support, object alignment, collaborative cursors, customizable templates, and more. According to the company, these tools should drop during September.

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Last Updated on February 14, 2022 8:21 pm CET

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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