Office Insiders get an updated save dialog for OneDrive with direct share options

Microsoft is updating the save dialog for Office Insiders in the Fast ring on Windows that lets users share the document directly with their contacts or any email right through the save dialogue. This option appears when users save the file to OneDrive. The company says that this is an addition that helps users collaborate better when working remotely, especially when collaborating through the cloud.

In the current version, users would have to first save the file to OneDrive and then head to the share dialogue to share the file with contacts or other users. The new implementation negates the two-step process and allows users to directly share the document with other contacts. Users can also set access permissions such as letting others only view the document or grant edit rights directly through the save dialogue.

This addition will be a small yet nifty inclusion for subscribers that rely on the Office suite of apps for collaborating with other users. With more users now working from home in the wake of the pandemic, the added functionality might prove to save a bit of time for those that create and or share such documents extensively.

The update is currently rolling out to Microsoft 365 subscribers that are part of the Fast ring of the Office Insider program, running version 2006 (Build 12827.20000) or later. The rollout is staggered and will make it to all Insiders with time. Considering that the feature is a minor one, it will not be surprising to see the Redmond giant release it to all Microsoft 365 subscribers.