Copying made easier — Microsoft Excel

Joanna Estrada
March 4, 2019

The feature is not available for the free version of Excel for Android, instead, it is now been made available to Office 365 subscribers.

The new feature, part of how Microsoft says they are bringing AI to Excel, lets you shoot a picture of some data, such as a table from a book, and then import it automatically as a spreadsheet. The new features are expected to make Excel users more productive at their everyday tasks. The feature allows consumers to convert analogue data into an Excel spreadsheet by taking an image of the data and Microsoft is relying on Artificial Intelligence to power this. This feature is available right now, and unlike the Excel update, is already live on both iOS and Android for all users. The next time you want to create a digital copy of a printed data table, all you need to do is point your iPhone's camera to the printed data table and it will be converted into a fully editable table in Microsoft Excel.

The new feature isn't available to iOS yet - that's "coming soon" according to the announcement. Excel users won't have to manually enter data, but accuracy is one thing that remains to be seen. Microsoft's Authenticator app will now deliver push notifications for important alerts to address leaks and security breaches.

Apart from this, Microsoft is also adding a number of new security features for Microsoft 365 products.

If you jump to the 2:48 mark of this video, you can get a full rundown of the new feature.

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