The link between Windows and Android will soon become even more tenuous with a new feature coming to the Microsoft 365 suite. Insider members can now embed an image into Word or PowerPoint directly from their smartphone, after the link between it and the PC has been established. For the time being, the functionality only concerns the web versions of the applications.
It seems that a long love affair is taking place between Windows and Android. Since the arrival of applications on the Microsoft operating system, the functionalities are linked and always provide a little more control over your smartphone from your PC. Some are aimed at a relatively niche audience, such as the ability to run Android 13 on Windows 11, while others will make it much easier for a wider audience to work with.
Indeed, the Redmond company has just announced a new feature coming to Microsoft 365, the new name of the Office suite. Recently, Insider members can indeed integrate an image into their Word or PowerPoint document stored directly on their Android smartphone. No need to transfer it to the PC, the application can access it automatically. What save precious minutes of work.
Easily insert images from your smartphone into Word and PowerPoint
To do this, you must of course have previously established a link between your smartphone and your PC, thanks to the application Mobile connected or directly from the Office application. If the phone is not connected, it will then offer to scan a QR code displayed on the screen, then download the application Link to Windows on the Play Store. Once done, you will then have access to your photos from Word and PowerPoint.
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All you have to do is go to Insert > Image > Mobile Device then choose the photo of your choice from the storage of your smartphone. Note that for the moment, this feature is only available for files compatible with the web versions of Microsoft 365 applications. As for the final deployment, the Redmond firm explains that it will be “available in a while to make sure things are running smoothly. »