Two features in the Office mobile app are being discontinued by Microsoft.

We discovered last month that Microsoft is updating its Office apps to improve the user experience and to bring together all of its associated offerings in one location. A few weeks ago, we received a sneak peek at this software, although the exact release date has not yet been announced.

Although Microsoft had previously only discussed all the new features it would be introducing as part of this revamp, it was maybe to be expected that certain features would also be eliminated. In order to achieve this, the Redmond tech company has revealed the two features that will be eliminated from the Office mobile apps by the end of this year.

The first one is called Transfer Files and it lets you send files from your Office programme to your computer. To connect the two devices and transfer content, the process entails accessing a URL and scanning a QR code. Microsoft believes that OneDrive, which is “seamlessly” connected with Office so that you can view shared content on any device, can quickly replace this. As a result, your old files won’t be impacted when Transfer Files is terminated on December 31, 2022.

Share Nearby is the other function of the Office mobile app that is being discontinued. This permitted content sharing across nearby Android devices, as the name would imply. Microsoft thinks that this capability falls short of all of the present needs of its clients’ advertisements. Therefore, on December 31, 2022, it will be eliminated. Previous files won’t be impacted.

Microsoft has stressed that these steps are being taken to enhance the Microsoft 365 mobile app to provide users with the best value possible, supported by services that are consistent, dependable, and promote productivity. These reductions are a result of the Microsoft 365 apps’ streamlining process, and as development moves forward, it wouldn’t be unexpected to hear similar statements in the future.

Christopher Woodill

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