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Skype: share files from OneDrive


As of today, Microsoft Skype supports the sharing of files stored on the OneDrive cloud platform. Microsoft's new addition offers a simpler distribution of files directly from the cloud.

The Microsoft press release states:

Available in all markets, languages ​​and platforms, the latest version of Skype now supports OneDrive, allowing you to quickly browse, search and share files from your personal files on OneDrive in Skype chats. With this integration, sharing Office documents, PDFs or any of the 300+ file types supported by OneDrive is very easy and easy with a few clicks.

Adding OneDrive support will help you share files with a group. Your friends will be able to view or edit your files, which you can share with all the contacts you have on Skype.

The new feature first appeared on Skype for Insiders in version 8.35.76.30 which was released on November 20, 2018. However, from today it is available to everyone through the updated application available in the Store.

The updated application is available on all platforms: Windows 10 PC, iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac and Linux Web.

To use the new feature and share files via OneDrive to your Skype contacts:

  • Open the window with the contact you want to share the file with.
  • Click the + button at the bottom of the window to open the Content & Tools menu. From there, select OneDrive.
  • Select the file or folder you want to share from your OneDrive chat and click Send

According to Microsoft, you can only share files with those who have the new version of Skype installed, otherwise the OneDrive Web application will be used to preview the shared file.

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