Office 2016 Preview gets real-time co-authoring for shared Word documents on OneDrive

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Earlier this year, Microsoft announced real-time co-authoring support for Word 2016 (Preview). Today, the company announced real-time co-authoring for shared files on OneDrive for Office 2016 Preview.

With the co-authoring features, users will be able to see the cursor location and text edits made by other users in real-time when there are more than one users are editing the same document running Office 2016 Preview.

So how to try out this feature? Microsoft states:

To try out this feature, all you need is a Word document stored on OneDrive and two or more people running the latest preview. Make sure to give both users edit permissions so they can both edit the file. If this is the first time you’ve tried real-time co-authoring, you will see a prompt in the upper right corner of Word asking you if you’d like to automatically share your changes.

All you need to do is click Yes to join the experience. Once both authors have clicked Yes, you’ll see a flag representing the other author’s cursor position and then you will automatically see their edits come in.

If you’re part of Office 2016 Preview, you’ll be able to get the update by 11 a.m. today. Until then, tell us what you think of this feature in the comment section below.

Source: Microsoft

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