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Microsoft’s Loop Collaboration Tool Adds Filters to Tables and Boards

Microsoft Loop gains filters for tables and boards, letting users sort large data sets and find info faster.


has recently updated its Loop collaboration app, a move aimed at improving data management and accessibility for users. The Microsoft 365 Insider blog announced the introduction of filters for tables and boards within the Loop app. This update is designed to assist users in navigating through large datasets more efficiently, thereby enhancing their ability to extract insights and manage information.

Functionality and Accessibility

The newly introduced filters allow users to establish multiple rules to streamline the data displayed in tables and boards. Accessing these filters is straightforward: users need to either initiate a new table-based component or select an existing one within the Loop web app. Following this, clicking on the Filters icon atop the table in the operations bar enables the feature. Once the desired rules are applied, the Filters icon visually indicates the number of active filters, simplifying the management of data rules for users.Microsoft-Loop-Filter

Broad Application and Integration

Beyond tables and boards, the application of filters extends to all tabular/board components, task lists, and integrates with external platforms such as JIRA, GitHub, and Trello. This enhancement is part of Microsoft's ongoing efforts to refine the Loop app since its general availability in November 2023, demonstrating a commitment to expanding the app's functionality and ensuring it meets the evolving needs of subscribers.

In addition to the filtering capabilities, recent updates to the Loop app have introduced features such as the ability to export Loop tables into Excel , incorporate links from the Figma collaboration app, and refresh the app's task list components to align visually with Loop's tables.

Initially introduced at Ignite 2021, Loop is available for Microsoft 365 E3, E5, Business Standard, and Business Premium users. Compatible across web, iOS, and  platforms, the app is also accessible to Microsoft 365 consumer customers via mobile apps.

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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