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You may have heard that Office is getting a new name and a fresh look! We know that you might have questions, so we'll guide you through everything you need to know. 

You might know Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other apps as Office. In fact, they've always been part of the Microsoft 365 subscription, so we are simplifying the brand to reflect that. 

So you can continue to be productive, the changes - which include the new name, colors, and icon - will roll out to you starting November 7, 2022. There is nothing you need to do and the update is free. There will be no changes to your existing account, profile, subscription, or files. 

It will take a few months for the changes to roll out to everyone. If you don't see the update right away, don't worry, it'll arrive on your account soon. Here are the updates you'll see:

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  • The Office app for Windows 10 and 11 will become the Microsoft 365 app.

  • The Office app for mobile will become the Microsoft 365 app.

If you're using the free apps, including Word for the web, Excel for the web, and PowerPoint for the web, you'll still be able to use them. You can upgrade to a paid subscription at any time. 

Even though most things are changing to Microsoft 365, Office is not going away entirely. Existing Office 365 subscription plans will be unaffected. And we'll continue to offer one-time purchase options, such as Office 2021, and Office LTSC plans.

Still have questions? See our FAQ at Microsoft Office is changing to Microsoft 365.

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