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Word Mobile receives an update with new annotation tools

Word Mobile has picked up an update on Windows 10 that adds new annotation tools, letting you use your pen or finger to write and draw on documents using the tools available in the Draw tab.

The Draw tab features a pen tool, with black, red, blue, and green color options available from the quick-select buttons. You can choose additional colors from the color picker. You also get a highlighter tool, which offers yellow, cyan, green, and red color options.

Word Mobile draw tool

Also new is the ability to pin files directly to the Start menu, giving you easier access to your documents. Interested in checking out the drawing tools? Download the update from the link below, and let us know how you like the additions in the comments.

Download Word Mobile from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)

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37 Comments
  • Can't.... No update...
  • No Update for me too... Posted from Earth 2 where Windows 10 Mobile is a success in year 2024.
  • That's a gud one anurag
  • Great signature. You guys have W10M... But you do have an insane killer speedster too though. Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Such a good comment.
  • Can you write with a pen on word - if word recognizes what you write and transforms into words on the program itself just like you'd do when you write on a normal keyboard?
  • No update on Insider fast ring. Sent using Bobs fingers on Lumia 950XL
  • Noice! But me no have winmob 10.
  • No update
  • Yes! Now the update is out!
  • Pin to start, way to go!
  • A most needed feature before general release. Thankfully it's now back.
  • what's different from the last update? The draw tab was there also. The newest for me is the pinning of the file live tile.
  • I have no draw tab and no update here in UK on insider fast ring. The only new option is "pin to start". Sent using Bobs fingers on Lumia 950XL
  • All these articles referring to app updates should always include a version number. I believe insiders got this update last week ! Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • ^^^^This
  • Cool cool cool!
  • I have this feature since weeks...
  • Oooo yes, this is good! I use the mobile app a lot. But the lack of rulers is still the most visible omission!
  • Ok, so got the update and now cant create any new files? Says i need a office 365 subscription to do that. Is anybody else facing the same?
  • If on device with screen less than 10.1 inches diagonally: Uninstall & reinstall. Else, true, you need O365. Sent from Bikini Bottom via my ShellBook XPS 13
  • Thanks, but signing out and in again worked. Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • I can't make or edit documents on my office mobile , every time i try to make a new document I get a prompt to subscribe to office 365. I thought office was free on smartphones.
  • Uninstall and reinstall the apps. Or, relink them to your MSFT account. Sent from Bikini Bottom via my ShellBook XPS 13
  • I tried reinstalling apps but after 15 days or so it happens again.
  • Relinking the account worked . Thanks.
  • Can we now have pin to start for Excel documents please! Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10 on Lumia 950XL
  • Edit.... Just noticed can pin to start in Excel too now. Happy bunny
  • No update Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Soo....reinstall ???
  • I love the new drawing on everything in Windows 10....it comes in handy big time! Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10, from my firmware-less AT&T 950. :-]
  • SURFACE PHONE support. Pen/stylus use on Word Mobile !!
  • Hi friends, what do you say, if the same feature available with Note..
  • Is it possible to draw with my finger on Word Mobile on my 950xl? I would love to do this but don't see how to do so at this point?
  • No update here.
  • Hey i do have an option to pin file on start screen bt draw tab is no where in the word mobile version.
    I m using my lumia 640XL win 10 Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • My Word mobile doesn't have tabs at all, the picture in the article is probably not Word Mobile?! The bottom menu on my mobile version doesn't have a File option (the hamburger menu is the file menu) nor a Draw option.