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June 21, 2023

OneNote on Windows gets integrated video playback and Stream 2.0 support

Microsoft is working on one of the “most requested” features for OneNote on Windows, especially for teachers. The company plans to add support for Stream 2.0 along with a new “unfurl” experience that will allow users to embed linked videos in their notes.

Integrated video playback within OneNote

Unlike the current situation where users are redirected to another app when they click on a linked video in OneNote to view it, they will soon be able to view the video within the OneNote desktop client.

What is Stream 2.0?

Stream 2.0 is designed to help users record, upload, discover, share and manage videos. It also features better logging and analytics and integrates with apps within Microsoft 365 to improve accessibility. This makes it easier to save and use videos in SharePoint, Teams and OneDrive.

Release date and additional features

This feature (tag 138601) was added to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap on June 14, 2023. Microsoft has not yet announced a release date for general availability. In most cases, however, these dates are subject to change. We will keep you informed of any changes.

Microsoft further added that users can format the linked videos in OneNote, including resizing and reshaping.

In related news, Microsoft recently added a new feature to OneNote that allows users to erase markings made on their notes by scribbling over them. This “scratch motion” can be used to erase words or drawings.

Many features have been added to the new unified OneNote, including some popular features from other versions of OneNote, such as the ability to switch from horizontal to vertical tabs for better navigation. Last year, Microsoft hid the old OneNote for Windows 10 in the Microsoft Store, possibly to get more people to switch to the newer version.

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