Office Insiders on Windows and Android get a few new features

Microsoft has released new updates for the Office apps on Android and Windows if you're part of the Office Insider program. For Windows users, the new updates are for those enrolled in the Slow ring, which is known as the Monthly Channel (Targeted).

Starting with what's new for Windows, one of the new features is the new Visio Data Visualizer Add-In for Excel, which was made available to Insiders on macOS last month. It lets users create flow charts using Excel data, and a Visio subscription isn't required to use it, though you'll need it if you want to unlock more advanced functionality.

Microsoft is also replacing the Upload Center app with a new experience called Files Needing Attention. Instead of a separate app, any issues with cloud-based documents and files will be in a Files Needding Attention tab in each of the Office apps. You can find this new section under File -> Open.

Finally, Outlook has a new feature that will let you know if you're sending a message to someone with accessibility requirements, and prompt you to address any accessibility issues in your message. For those who wish to receive accessible content, you'll need to enable the MailTip checkbox through Outlook on the web in Settings -> View all Outlook settings -> General -> Accessibility.

As for Office Insiders on Android, the sorting and filtering pane in Excel has been optimized for mobile devices, with new options to sort in ascending or descending order, use conditional filters, and view a tree list for dates.

Outlook for Android also has a couple of new features, starting with the ability to set sensitivity labels according to your organization's settings in the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center. Outlook can now also bring up relevant documents for meetings in the event details page.

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