Microsoft is developing a new feature for OneDrive that will bring a Stories feature for sharing content. Currently available for beta testing in Australia, the Microsoft OneDrive Story feature is available on iOS, Android, and the web.
In a Tech Community post to announce the feature, Microsoft says OneDrive Stories will have one core difference from the similar feature on Instagram, Facebook, and other social platforms. While on those social media rival sites the stories can be shared publicly, on OneDrive they will only be private.
Users will only be able to share the Stories content with friends and family.
Microsoft has a new feature in the works designed for sharing content with friends and family
“Photo story brings all your memories into a private, invitation-only feed that you can share with family and friends, and it supports comments, reactions, and notifications to spur authentic interactions through photos that people actually care about,” explains Microsoft.
How it Works
Sharing a story on OneDrive will be easy enough. The feature is available through the Shared tab, and Microsoft provides the following steps for creating and sharing a story:
- Select Create post.
- Choose the photos and videos you want to share.
- Select Continue or Next.
- Add a location if you want.
- Add a description for your post if you want.
- Select Post.
Again, stories will only be visible to followers by default. However, if you want to open the doors to allow anyone to see stories, you can set permissions to anyone with a link or upon request. Even so, this will require you to share a link with the people you want to see your content.
Microsoft does not say when the OneDrive Stories feature will become widely available. We guess a wider public preview will land first and indeed; the company is promising a wider rollout soon.
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