Microsoft 365 now allows you to sign PDF files on your mobile phone
Microsoft 365 now allows you to sign PDF files on your mobile phone. The Microsoft 365 app, formerly known as the Office app, serves as a hub for Microsoft’s online services on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Microsoft is currently rolling out enhanced PDF support for the app.
The Microsoft 365 mobile app is adding the ability to sign PDFs, including options to store your initials and full signature for future use. A blog post explains, “Many of you use your mobile devices to maintain productivity on the go. You’ve shared that a task you’d like to be able to accomplish in those situations is signing a PDF. Whether you need to sign a tax document, a lease agreement, a contract, or any other important PDF, we’ve got you covered. Additionally, any attachments and read-only files that you open and sign will be automatically saved in the Signed folder in your storage repository.”
With the new update, you’ll be able to open a PDF file, then select Add > Sign PDF. The app will ask where you want to sign, and then you can choose the exact signature (if you have previously saved one) or create a signature. Afterwards, you can move and resize the signature on the page if needed, and your changes will be automatically saved.
This feature will also work for PDF files not stored in OneDrive or another synchronized location, such as attachments opened from an email app or files downloaded from the web. For those files, the Microsoft 365 app will save the modified version in the “Signed PDFs” folder within the Documents folder on your device.
The PDF signing feature is currently available for Microsoft 365 Insiders, starting with version 2.72 (Build 23041202) of the iPhone app and version 16.0.16327.20270 of the Android app. Once any remaining issues are resolved, it will be rolled out to everyone.