What you need to know
- Microsoft's OneDrive on Android will soon gain several features for viewing PDFs.
- The app will soon support night time reading mode, outlines for PDFs, and jumping to specific pages of PDFs.
- The new features are in development and could arrive as soon as this month.
Microsoft's OneDrive for Android will soon support several new features for viewing PDFs. According to several entries on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap (opens in new tab), OneDrive for Android will soon support a night time reading mode, outlines within PDFs, and jumping to specific pages of PDFs.
The features are all marked as in development and could arrive as soon as this month. As is always the case, the release dates of any features on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap are subject to change.
First up, OneDrive for Android will soon support a night time reading mode. The Microsoft 365 roadmap states:
Another item on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap states that the app will support outlines for PDFs:
A final related item discusses the upcoming ability to jump to pages within a PDF:
Once all of these features roll out to OneDrive for Android, the app should be significantly better for viewing PDFs. Some of the features appear to be on the way to iOS as well, including the ability to jump to pages.
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Thank god. These features are a long time coming. I would still prefer if the Office suite of apps just let me use the PDF reader of my choice automatically, but this is the next best thing I guess.
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