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We’re expecting the official OneDrive rebranding of SkyDrive to take place any moment now. In fact it might take place sooner than a lot of us expect. Why? SkyDrive for Windows Phone has just been updated to reflect the branding changes to OneDrive.

New OneDrive features for Windows Phone

Head to the Windows Phone Store and you’ll see an update for SkyDrive. Update the app and you’ll no longer have SkyDrive, instead you’ll have OneDrive. Not only is there a rebranding, but there’s new features in this updated app now at version 3.5. Here’s what’s new:

  • New thumbnail view
  • Improved view of shared files
  • Share multiple items at once
  • Pin folders to your Start screen
  • Open your OneDrive files in other apps
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

The new thumbnail view is really nice. It’s perfect for folders with a lot of photos inside. The ability to pin specific folders to the Start screen is also a welcomed addition.  You can also open OneDrive files in other apps, which a lot of you will probably put to good use.

You can grab the newly updated OneDrive app in the Windows Phone Store.

Thanks for the tip Mark T!

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index1366 says:

The changes are beginning to emerge! :D

Flavio76 says:

3gigs more of space, thanks Uncle Gates!!!

Edwardlb20 says:

Because i signed up to receive an early alert about this he gave me 20GB + 3GB!

Me too... I´m now @ 7GB + 3GB (present today) + 20GB (present December, 1 Year) + 20GB (present today, one Year) = 50GB



Eas195 says:

same as what I have now, dude! ;)

Aashish13 says:

Our wps upcoming file manager should have the same UI as onedrive

Corvodin says:

Well, it should be the same as in W8, where the OneDrive app is the metro version of file explorer.


Nik Rolls says:

Not according to the current SDK emulator, though that could change by release.

Feels cloudier....

kalo88 says:

Lol :)

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Surwka says:

good one! :D

wps81 says:

You've made my day.

2tomtom says:

Every cloud has a OneDrive lining lol

the update # OneDrive I received additional 3Gb storage for free #Microsoft

I am a WP8 L920 user, I just updated my SkyDrive App to OneDrive, did not get ANY free 3GB Space -_- WTF ? How did you get it ?

katlo says:

You have to enable camera upload.


wps81 says:

Proved not necessary by my account. I get 3GB without enabling it.

Interestingly, in my phone the camera upload is not enabled... And 10GB too...

CarlosTSG says:

I'd thought I was going crazy then because I had 45gb and I was seeing 48gb. But is it one of those 1yr offers?

mpt15 says:

When will it be available for windows 8.1?

KotsarikosG says:

I think it will be available for 8.1

Dadstar0410 says:

Do we get extra space for signing up on a Windows machine?

Al Gihuni says:

it is written those features are for version 3.5 , but the latest version is

Wow 10GB space (+3GB). I have not enabled auto upload photos...

I am a WP8 L920 user, I just updated my SkyDrive App to OneDrive, did not get ANY free 3GB Space -_- WTF ? How did you get it ???

mrvhin1216 says:

I think, when you have a Camera Rolls folder saved (meaning you enabled the auto-save option before and just disabled it now), it will automatically gives you the add'l 3gb.

KotsarikosG says:

I like new name "OneDrive"

makarand14 says:

Now MS, how do plan to change SkyDrive in the Office app on WP? :P

WixosTrix says:

8.1 update. It's not too far off.

mipe NR says:

It changes instantly. Just go into WP Office and then click the SkyDrive location, and it will change. 

Excellent. The new OneDrive seems cool. Yay !!

Doutorphil says:

25gb free + 200gb (sp2) and now...+20gb for onedrive...:D

Cleavitt76 says:

Surface Pro 2.  The 200GB that comes with it is for 2 years though.

Dadstar0410 says:

How'd you get +20GB for OneDrive?

Plaschke says:

Yay for update.. Too bad they forgot to change the name on the tile. It still says SkyDrive. And yay for 20gb extra storage :D

Nickkk101 says:

Re pin the tile. You will see the changed name in your app list too.

Broomcorn says:

I'm keeping the old one around for nostalgia.

CarlosTSG says:

Just like to add that if you got any music files on there, you can play the whole track under lock screen where's before it used to stop playing when the screen goes off.

hacer619 says:

Is it available for wp7.8 too?

soumitro316 says:

Yea it is...but we only get the new new features

Pinning folder to the start screen is what I was waiting for!

DJCBS says:

I still don't like the rebranding but hey, at least I got the +3GB storage without ever had any auto-upload enabled, which is a first since none of the other promo emails ever arrived. This should be good to backup things when 8.1 arrives.

Rebranding was forced on them due to the television group named Sky and its copyright on it.

DJCBS says:

I know that. And, as a lawyer, I also think Microsofts legal team must suck if they lost. Because you can't copyright words of any language.
In any case, even if this wasn't forced by some illegal court decision, the rebranding would still be horrible. "OneDrive" is just appalling. And curiously it's already used by another company. And this time it's the entire composition and not just "One" :P

shaf1que says:

about time too !!! im verry happy that microsoft is now putting effort in the the WP ecosystem! Im very glad i made that switch over from android to WP. This app is great especially that i got 3GB free not to mention the free 20GB i got when subscribing to the newsletter earlier this month.

sip1995 says: I have 30GB of storage space + 32GB in my Lumia 920, so that means that I have 60GB.

spinzeroWL says:

I have 30GB of storage...I'm sure when I last checked it was only 7. Strange...but I'm not complaining :)

S h a n e says:

Like the rebranding but still can't select and share multiple files via email, and no dark theme option.

Dazzi says:

An extra 3gb camera roll bonus, plus 20gb enthusiast bonus for a year -- get in!!

tcprodigy says:

My live tile still says SkyDrive though. Splash screen says one drive and all the other changes present though

shamrock1988 says:

Anyone else find it really slow to load pics?

astroboy#WP says:

Checked and I received my additional 3 GB of space for having auto upload enabled on my Nokia Lumia 920. Thanks Microsoft.

Multiple sharing is a worth addition :)

Interesting...i didn't get a notice from the app store to update SkyDrive to OneDrive. I had to search the store for OneDrive and select to install it. SkyDrive was removed from app list after that. Considering the type of change this is, you'd think MS would put it on the front page of the store or advertise it as an app update.

Still no sorting on the WP app :(

ejlee072006 says:

Why is MSFT changing names all the time..whats next for SKYPE?? any guess??

renegadedvdr says:

Silly name. People who don't know will think its probably some type of satnav.

MaXi32 says:

I wish they put option to view files between offline or online like they did on SkyDrive for Windows 8.

Not sure why they're keeping the cloud logo... not fitting to the name anymore.  I kinda wish they'd fought for the name a bit more. 

woodsguy says:

It appears its just a name change for WP7.5

Guys It's kinda broken. It doesn't update/refresh if you have synced a bit volume of files on your pc. It requires an app reeinstallation for it to work