If you rely on Microsoft Office Android apps for all your word processing needs on your Chromebook, there’s bad news. NS About Chromebook Microsoft will reportly end support for Office Android apps on Chromebooks next month.
Chromebook support for Office Android apps
Microsoft will officially end support for Office Android apps on September 18th. Instead, the Redmond Giants are urging users to switch to the web version of Office. According to a Microsoft spokeswoman, the move is to provide Chromebook users with an “optimized experience.”
“On September 18, 2021, Microsoft apps (Office and Outlook) will be migrated to the Web Experience (Office.com and Outlook.com) to provide the best experience for Chrome OS / Chromebook customers. Chrome OS will be introduced. / Chromebook customers will have access to additional premium features. Customers will need to sign in with their personal Microsoft account or the account associated with their Microsoft 365 subscription. “ A Microsoft spokeswoman told the publication.
However, this does not mean that Microsoft will discontinue Office apps on Android. This migration will only end support for apps on Chrome OS. This is probably because the app is perfect for mobile screens.
The web version has all the basic features you need, but unfortunately it doesn’t work offline. If you want to use the app anyway, check out our guide on installing Microsoft Office on your Chromebook. This process involves enabling Linux support and configuring Wine 5.0 on your Chromebook. You can also switch to Google Docs, which offers offline support, or see a comprehensive list of the best writing apps for your Chromebook.