Microsoft OneDrive is now letting you lock your files with fingerprint authentication. The feature is now rolling out to everyone alongside a new grid view for photos.
You can also lock your files with the already present PIN protection. And as security features go, your fingerprint is the much more secure option. If you make a habit of keeping particularly sensitive files in OneDrive, this is a handy addition.
To enable this feature, you’ll have to navigate to the “Passcode” section of the Settings menu and make sure it’s enabled. From there, you can check the box next to “Use fingerprint to authenticate” to require verification whenever OneDrive is accessed from your Android device.
Here’s a look at the official release notes:
- In addition to a PIN Code, you’ll now be able to use your fingerprint to lock the OneDrive app.
- We’ve improved our grid view to help your photos stand out and look their best as well as making it easier than ever to see what photos are getting backed up in the Photos tab.
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