Microsoft Excel Lets Users Take a Photo of a Spreadsheet and Import Data
Microsoft brings new features are expected to make Excel users more productive at their everyday tasks. One of the features that Microsoft announced in September has finally made its way to the Excel app on Android. The feature, called ‘Insert Data from Picture’, allows anyone to easily convert analogue data into an Excel spreadsheet with just a click.
Excel users on Android can simply take a photo of a printed data table and get it converted into an editable Excel spreadsheet. The new feature is currently available only to Microsoft 365 subscribers. The feature will arrive on iOS soon, according to Microsoft.
The ‘Insert Data from Picture’ feature uses image recognition technology to determine the information presented on the page and converts it to a spreadsheet in Excel within the app. Excel users won’t have to manually enter data, but accuracy is one thing that remains to be seen.
The feature will help save a lot of time for those who manually copy and paste data into their Excel sheets. Android users will need to update the Excel app to enjoy this new feature, apart from the obvious Microsoft 365 subscription.
Apart from this, Microsoft is also adding a number of new security features for Microsoft 365 products. Microsoft’s Authenticator app will now deliver push notifications for important alerts to address leaks and security breaches. Users need to update to the latest version to access the new feature.
These push notification alerts will work for personal accounts such as Outlook.com and will notify users when the password is changed or any other relevant account-related activity has been carried out.