Microsoft Editor is an AI-powered service that helps bring out your best writer in more than 20 languages, whether you are writing a Word doc, composing an email message, or posting on a website like LinkedIn or Facebook.

Editor underlines the issues it finds. Select the underlined word or phrase to accept or ignore the suggestion.

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Editor is available as a browser extension for Edge and Chrome, and it's being added to Word and Outlook apps. The free service lets you nail the basics of grammar and spelling. Additionally, with a Microsoft 365 subscription, Editor offers advanced grammar and style refinements like clarity, conciseness, formality, vocabulary suggestions, and more. Bring out your best writing anywhere you write with Microsoft Editor.

Microsoft Editor in Edge

Editor is built into Microsoft Edge with advanced writing assistance in a variety of languages. Editor in Microsoft Edge offers enhanced spellchecking, grammar checking, and text predictions to help you write confidently across the web.    

Editor in Microsoft Edge runs in textboxes where spellcheck isn't already supported by websites. 

Spelling and grammar 

When Microsoft Editor is selected, Edge sends your typed text to a Microsoft cloud service that processes the text to detect spelling and grammar errors. Typed text data sent for spelling and grammar check is not stored and is deleted after processing.  

Text prediction 

When Use text prediction is turned on, typed characters and text predictions are cached for up to 30 days for service quality and performance improvement purposes.  

Note: Text prediction is only offered in select languages and regions.

Basic spellcheck 

If you select Basic under the Use writing assistance in edge://settings/languages, Microsoft Edge will perform only local spellchecking on the device, and no data will be sent to Microsoft cloud for spellchecking services.  

Learn more about how Microsoft Writing Assistance uses your data Microsoft Edge Privacy Whitepaper.   

Microsoft Editor browser extension

As a browser extension in Edge or Chrome, Editor helps you compose and correct Gmail messages, social media posts, and anything you write on the web. Sign in with your Microsoft account for free to get basic spelling and grammar checking. Or sign in with your Microsoft 365 account to get refinements beyond the basics.

For more information about the browser extension, see Check grammar and spelling with the Microsoft Editor browser extension.

Word for the web

Editor is included in Word for the web. Sign in with your Microsoft account for free to get basic spelling and grammar checking. Or sign in with your Microsoft 365 account to get refinements beyond the basics, including readability statistics.

Customers who sign in with an Microsoft 365 account should see Editor right away. It will take a few weeks for Editor to roll out to all user accounts.

For more information about Editor in Word for the web, see Check grammar, spelling, and more in Word for the web.

Word for Microsoft 365

Editor has been updated in the Windows version of Word for Microsoft 365 to check for more issues than it did in Word 2016 and 2019. The updated user interface is more closely aligned to Word for the web. Look for Editor on the Home tab.

For more information about Editor in Word for Microsoft 365, see Check grammar, spelling, and more in Word.

Outlook.com and Outlook on the web 

Editor is included in Outlook on the web and Outlook.com when you're signed in with your Microsoft 365 account. If you don't see Editor right away, check back later; it will take several weeks for Editor to be available to all user accounts.

For more information about Editor in Outlook.com and Outlook on the web, see Check spelling, grammar, and clarity in Outlook.com and Outlook on the web.

See also

To try Microsoft Editor for yourself, download the Editor in Word Tutorial.

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