OneDrive Personal Vault, the new security feature that Microsoft announced in June is now generally available. As you may have noticed, the function actually began to be gradually implemented in OneDrive consumer accounts earlier this month, and should be a useful tool if you use Microsoft's cloud storage service to store confidential information.
OneDrive Personal Vault works as a special folder in OneDrive that will block files with a PIN, biometric authentication (including Touch ID in iOS) or an SMS or email. On Windows 10 PCs, the OneDrive client also automatically synchronizes Personal Vault files with an area encrypted with BitLocker on your hard drive.
You will need an Office 365 account to use OneDrive Personal Vault without any restrictions (except your storage limit), as consumers who use the free or independent OneDrive 100GB plan can only store up to three files in this folder protected. OneDrive Personal Vault will have its own unique vault icon in its OneDrive folder, so it should not be lost when you arrive at your account.
Microsoft also highlighted today the availability of additional storage plans, dark mode support for the OneDrive application on iOS 13, as well as PC backup Folder For those unfamiliar, the latter allows you to make an automatic backup of your desktop files, documents or image folders in OneDrive, and is available in the OneDrive client for Windows 7, 8 and 10.
Further reading: OneDrive, Windows 10