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Microsoft Whiteboard can now show PDF, Word, and PowerPoint documents added from the Windows 10 app

Microsoft Whiteboard
Microsoft Whiteboard (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Whiteboard on the web now supports viewing more documents uploaded from the Windows 10 app.
  • The web app of Microsoft Whiteboard can now see PDFs, Word documents, and PowerPoint documents added through the Windows 10 app.
  • Microsoft Whiteboard is available on Windows 10, iOS, and the web.

Microsoft Whiteboard recently gained the ability to view more documents in its web app (opens in new tab). People can now see PDFs, Word documents, and PowerPoint documents within the web app that were added through the Windows 10 app. This change makes the web version of Microsoft Whiteboard more useful, which is handy for anyone that can't use a native app or prefers to use the web app. Ian Mikutel, the Senior Project Lead in charge of Microsoft Whiteboard, shared the news on Twitter.

Microsoft Whiteboard allows several people to collaborate on a shared virtual whiteboard. It syncs in real-time and allows people to work together from different devices. Microsoft Whiteboard is currently available on Windows 10, iOS, and the web. Android tablets don't have a native application but can use the web app.

To use the web app for Microsoft Whiteboard, you need to sign in with a work or school Office 365 account. The Windows 10 and iOS apps work with personal, work, and school accounts.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at

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  • Any thoughts on the Office 365 or Outlook account user requirement for sharing whiteboards? I principally use whiteboards w/ clients and not internally and so can't share with Teams guests. Hopefully this is a feature roll out and not permanent policy.