The Office browser extension is a free extension for Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome that gives you easy access to your Office apps and documents anywhere on the web. To get these benefits and more, make sure to sign in.

  • Easily access your favorite apps such as Word and Outlook right from your browser.

  • Quickly upload and start working on your documents on the web.

  • Get a list of the most recent documents that you've worked on.

Sign in to the Office extension

When you install the extension, a dimmed Office icon is added to your browser's toolbar. Select the icon and sign in with the account you use for Office, or sign in with your free Microsoft account.

To sign in:  

  1. Select the Office browser extension icon next to the address bar in your browser.

    Image of a web browser showing the sign in prompt for Office extension

  2. Sign in with your Microsoft account or your work or school account. 


If you're a teacher or student, make sure to sign in with your school email address to access all the apps and tools included in your school's subscription. You may be able to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Microsoft Teams, and additional classroom tools to get your work done and collaborate with others. For more information, see Microsoft 365 for Education page. 

Open Office apps and documents

Once you're signed in, select the Office browser extension icon next to the address bar in your browser.

  • From the menu, open any of the apps or documents that you've recently used.

  • Select Upload and Open to choose an Office file from your computer to send to OneDrive and open in the browser in the appropriate Office app.

Image of the browser with Office extension open and signed in

Get the Office browser extension

The Office browser extension is available in Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. Get it from your browser's app store:

See also

Do you have a question about Office for the web that we didn't answer here?

Visit the Office for the web Answers community.

Help us improve Office for the web

Please see How do I give feedback on Microsoft Office?

Need more help?

Expand your skills
Explore Training
Get new features first
Join Microsoft Office Insiders

Was this information helpful?

What affected your experience?

Thank you for your feedback!