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Microsoft has been pushing out new features and fixes to many of its core apps for Android and iOS along with Windows. The company has been busy fixing issues reported by users on different platforms apart from adding new features.

The company today is pushing out a new update for its Cloud Storage application OneDrive for Android devices. The latest update comes with a most requested feature by Android users. The OneDrive for Android now gets support for unlocking the application by using your Fingerprint.

The latest update comes with version 5.14 and is currently live in the Google Play Store. The Fingerprint feature has been long available for iOS devices and finally Microsoft has pushed the feature to Android devices today.

Users will now be able to protect their files stored in the cloud by accessing them by scanning their fingerprint. For this feature to work, your device needs to be having a fingerprint scanner.

To enable the fingerprint authentication you need to click on the “Me” option available in the navigation bar and then head to Settings>Passcode. You need to then set up a pass code after which you will be prompted to configure fingerprint.

Once you set up the fingerprint access, launching the app after setup will prompt you to have the fingerprint scanned for accessing your photos library.

The latest fingerprint security option helps users to keep their Photos and other document safe in the OneDrive app and protect it from unauthorized access.

Microsoft has also made some changes to the display of photos in OneDrive by improving the grid view along with providing users the access to see the photos that are getting backed up in the Photos tab.

The latest update to the OneDrive application is currently live and you can download it by going to the Google Play Store. Do let us know your thoughts on the new security feature in the comments below.

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Akshay Waghray is a technology news reporter at Windows Latest and his area of expertise include Windows Phone. Articles contributed by Akshay have been referred by big publications such as Future Inc, Purge, and others over the years.