Microsoft yesterday announced that OneDrive for macOS app now runs natively on Apple Silicon. With this availability, OneDrive on macOS can now take full advantage of the performance improvements of Apple silicon. You can update your OneDrive client to build 22.022 to enjoy the improved performance.

In addition to Apple Silicon support, Microsoft also announced the public preview of  Folder Backup (Known Folder Move). This is one of the most requested features on macOS and it is currently available for 10% of the Insider ring. Microsoft will expand the availability to more users in the coming weeks. With this support, OneDrive on macOS Monterey 12 users can move their Desktop and Document folders to OneDrive. All Known Folder contents will be automatically synced to OneDrive, making them available across platforms.

Here’s how you can try out this feature:

  • To enable the preview, join the Insiders ring and navigate to OneDrive Settings > Backup.