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Over on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap, the company is detailing new features that it will bring to the Microsoft Whiteboard across platforms. Known at the moment as Feature 98161, it is coming to Whiteboard in Microsoft Teams, Whiteboard for Windows, and Whiteboard for the web. So, what it this feature?

Well, 98161 allows users to copy and paste live Loop components within the Microsoft Whiteboard application from other Microsoft 365 apps.

This is similar to the Loop Component that is already available in Microsoft Teams Chat. It allows users to plan and create, no matter where they are. It is the latest addition to Microsoft’s push to be a leader in hybrid work solutions.

How it Works

Users can leverage components such as lists and tables and share them to anyone to make edits (with permission):

“Users will be able to copy/paste, view and edit live Loop components in Whiteboard. This functionality is controlled by the Create and view Loop files in Microsoft apps that support Loop OCPS policy, which applies to all Microsoft apps that support Loop components.”

Microsoft plans to send the Loop feature to Whiteboard in early December, albeit in preview. A general release will come by the end of the same month.

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.

Tip of the day: Whether it’s for a presentation, song, or YouTube video, at some point in your life you’ll need to record audio from your computer. Windows 11 has multiple options to record sound due to its litany of apps. In our tutorial, we show you how to record audio using the built-in Windows 10 Voice Recorder and the freeware audio editor Audacity.