Office 365 Update: Improved search and auto detection of image types in OneDrive

We’re improving the search capability in OneDrive that will autodetect new content such as images, focusing on the objects most likely used at work. You’ll begin seeing this new feature in the coming days.

This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 18243.

While our goal is to ensure that we notify you in advance of upcoming changes, we acknowledge that we did not provide timely notice for this change. We will continue to look for ways to improve our notifications.

How does this affect me?
For example, when a picture is taken of a whiteboard and it’s uploaded into OneDrive, OneDrive will automatically identify that the image is a whiteboard, and this image will appear in the content listed as ‘whiteboard’. Other examples of work-related items that will be auto detected and searched for include: receipts, screenshots, envelopes, vector graphics, and x-ray film.

We’ll begin rolling out this feature in the following days, and the rollout will be completed by the end of August.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?
There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. Please click Additional Information to learn more.

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