Microsoft Office now allows co-authoring of sensitive files on Android, IOS » Glamsham

San Francisco, Aug 28 (IANS) Tech giant Microsoft has rolled out a new feature for Office that expands the range of documents people can co-edit in real time for iOS and Android users.

Office mobile apps now support co-authoring of documents protected by Microsoft Purview Information Protection, reports Windows Central.

Multiple people can edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents in real time, even if the files are marked with sensitivity labels, the report says.

According to the report, the same feature was already available on Office for Windows, macOS, and the web.

The feature is now available for Office on all major platforms with expansion to Android and iOS.

The ability to collaborate in real time across devices has become more critical with more people working remotely and from home.

With the best iPads and the best Android tablets becoming increasingly popular as general computing devices, mobile support is now essential for many people as well.

A recent report said the tech giant has released a new beta version of its Office app for iPad with support for Apple Pencil Scribble’s handwriting-to-text feature.

The feature lets you insert and edit text in a Word document, PowerPoint presentation, or Excel spreadsheet using the Apple Pencil, with handwriting automatically converted to typed text.