Add ability to add metadata tags to files
Adds the ability to tag documents with metadata tags and to add another function to search in these metadata tags.
For users it will brings new opportunities how to organize their data. It's a different approach compared to storing files only in a directory structure.
We are thinking about how to add support for metadata views and editing in OneDrive experiences. Please share your thoughts in the comments section.
Music Metadata is a must, as you can play music from Groove but can't edit those tags :(
Eager to set up a view and add keywords in OneDrive. Please...
Diego Fornazier Gozer commented
Just roll out what you have on the SharePoint.
It would be very helpful if files had an editable "Description" field in the file's metadata (just like within Windows Explorer) that could be used to store notes about the file. For example, I save pictures of my shopping receipts to OneDrive and I'd love the ability to add a description with notes about the receipt to remind me about a purchase when I'm reviewing my bank statements later.
Just do it! We're trying to get past the folder paradigm and need the ability o tag, just as in SharePoint
Brendan Murphy commented
Anyone else noticed the standard Microsoft metadata don't sync up? For example, I added information in the comments field on a file, and I can view it in my file explorer. But even if I display that field in the classic view, it's blank. I tried a couple other fields and it was the same.
Definitely needed. I'm constantly presented with folder structures that are 9 or 10 layers deep, trying to find anything takes almost as long as the work itself.
Let's get rid of folders for documents and just have views based on tags. Sharepoint is fine but sometimes a simple file drop area is what's needed.
Just mimic what users can do in SharePoint.
K Morris commented
The main reason I don't use OneDrive as my main file organizing tool or as a collaboration tool is because it does not have to ability to provide tags at the file level. Please provide this capability. It would make it so much more powerful.
This really needs to be done! I would find it extremely useful!!
we need tagging back
T Peters commented
Is it possible to upload photos but only when tagged, so with uploads you will get a notification (photo is not tagged, please tag first) offcourse this should be an option...
I see it as a garantueed album builder...
Also please at folder structure per month ;...
Having the possibility to add tags multiple files at once, would be great.
This would be so incredibly helpful for collorbaring within OneDrive for business. Think Photos or Google Photos where you can search for a specific image in a database of photos.
+1 for this! Is there any news on this?
Seems straight forward. It looks like the document libraries in SharePoint but without the "+" to add more columns.
Seems like a step backwards not to have metadata tagging available for OneDrive for Business files.
Kindly advise how do I add names to "people"? Your software exhibits them beautifully in circles but I cant work out how to add names to each individual. Secondly is there a way of deleting irrelevant or people whose faces I no longer want to see?
Oli Pyke commented
Auto Tags embedded in files when possible (optional)
Tag people via suggestions
Tag multiple items
Tag all file types with relevant tag standards
All the functionality of Windows Photo Gallery (Batch tag, suggestions etc)
Joe Gilland commented
The lack of metadata is causing our users to turn elsewhere. Primarily to another solution named DropBox. C'mon Microsoft team ... bring back AND enhance OD and ODFB's usability of metadata. Our customers will be happy and might even buy a round for us!
Douglas Pearce - any update on this post November 30, 2016?