Microsoft updates OneDrive for Windows Phone with PIN codes, multiple accounts and more

Microsoft has pushed out a new update to its OneDrive app for Windows Phone, which introduces some welcome new features to the platform for the first time.

You can now access multiple Microsoft accounts via OneDrive, and store details of those accounts within the app, to make it easy to access and switch between them later.

Microsoft has also added PIN code support to the app, which it says "helps prevent other people who use your device from accidentally accessing, changing or deleting your files." It may well help prevent such 'accidental' actions - but let's face it, it will be far more useful for keeping prying eyes out of your stuff!

Finally, OneDrive on Windows Phone now includes the ability to create, view and share albums from within the app. Previously a web-only feature for OneDrive, "albums aren't like traditional folders", as Microsoft explains:

You can create an album using pictures and videos from anywhere in your OneDrive. And, when you or people who share them with view them, it’s a much better experience: your photos stand front and center, thumbnails are larger, photos are edge-to-edge, and everything is arranged together into a beautiful collage.

Earlier this week, Microsoft launched a new cross-platform OneDrive API, which should help developers to integrate OneDrive support and features into their own apps.

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