Annotate and share a tile, report, or visual in Power BI mobile apps

Applies to:

iPhone iPad Android phone Android tablet
iPhones iPads Android phones Android tablets

You can annotate and share a snapshot of a tile, report, or visual from the Power BI mobile app for iOS and Android devices. Your recipients see it exactly as it was when you sent the mail, plus a link. You can send snapshots of tiles to anyone — not just colleagues in the same email domain. You can add annotations — lines, text, or stamps — before you share it.

Report with annotations

A report with annotations

The mail with the snapshot of the tile, report, or visual also includes a link to the actual object on the Power BI service (https://powerbi.com). You recipients can click the link and go straight to that tile, report, or visual, if you and they have Power BI Pro licenses, or the content is in a Premium capacity, and you've already shared the item with them.

You can share a tile from the Power BI mobile app for Windows 10 devices, too, but not annotate it.

Open a tile for annotating

  1. Tap the tile to open it in focus mode.
  2. Tap the annotate icon Annotate icon in the upper-right corner of the tile.
  3. You're ready to annotate and share the tile.

Open a report for annotating

  1. Open a report.
  2. Tap the annotate icon Annotate icon in the upper-right corner of the report.
  3. You're ready to annotate and share the report.

Open a visual for annotating

  1. In a report, tap a visual, then tap the expand icon to open it in focus mode.

    Focus mode icon

  2. Tap the annotate icon Annotate icon in the upper-right corner of the visual.
  3. You're ready to annotate and share the visual.

Annotate and share the tile, report, or visual

  1. Here's how you annotate:

    Annotation bar in iPhones and iPads

    The annotation bar in iPhones and iPads

    Annotation bar in Android devices

    The annotation bar in Android devices

    • To draw lines of different colors and thicknesses, tap the squiggly-line icon, choose a width and color, and draw.
    • To type comments, tap the AA, choose the text size and color, and type.
    • To paste stamps (like emoticons) on the tile, tap the smiley face, choose a color, and tap where you want them.
  2. After annotating, tap Share in the upper-right corner.
  3. Open your mail app, type the recipients' names, and modify the message, if you want.

    Annotated report in email

    The mail has an image, and a link to the specific tile, report, or visual.

  4. Tap Send.

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