Built in OneDrive filesharing comes to latest Skype Insider builds

Kip Kniskern

On the heels of releasing Skype calling for Alexa earlier today, a post on the Microsoft Answers forum also reveals that OneDrive in Skype is now available for Skype users on Insider builds on a number of platforms. Now, instead of sharing files by sending the entire document via Skype, users will be able to “simply send a link” with the new built in experience. Here’s how it works:

To share the links from your personal OneDrive,

  1. Open the chat with the contact you wish to share the file with
  2. Click on the + icon located on the bottom of your chat window to open the Content & Tools menu, scroll through and select OneDrive
  3. Select the file, or folder, you wish to share from your OneDrive into the chat

OneDrive in Skype

If you’re on a mobile device with a OneDrive app installed, the file will open in the app, otherwise, it will open in a browser if it’s one of the commonly used filetypes. The new feature is available in the “Store app for Windows 10 PC, iPhone, iPad, Android 6+, and Android Tablets, Desktop app for Windows, Mac, and Linux Web.”

Do you share files using Skype? Will this make your experience easier and better? Let us know in the comments below.