What you need to know
- Microsoft Editor is now available as an extension for Edge and Chrome.
- Premium features require a Microsoft 365 subscription, but you can use Microsoft Editor for free.
- Microsoft Editor was announced yesterday.
Just a day after Microsoft announced a major upgrade to Microsoft Editor, you can grab extensions for the service on Edge and Chrome. Microsoft Editor reviews your writing and checks for spelling and grammatical errors. If you have a Microsoft 365 account, it also gives you advanced grammar and style suggestions. A help and support page from Microsoft spells out all of the details.
Microsoft showed off Microsoft Editor in a new video and discussed it in an online briefing. Microsoft Editor is similar to Grammarly. It has a free version that you can use just by having a Microsoft account and premium features that you gain access to if you have a Microsoft 365 subscription.
Using Microsoft Editor is straightforward. Once downloaded, you log into your Microsoft account and get either free or premium features depending on your account. You can toggle settings for checking spelling, grammar, and suggesting refinements. You can also exclude sites from Microsoft Editor. Showing synonyms for spelling suggestions is off by default, but you can check a box to turn it on. You can also select if you want Microsoft to use data from your use of the service to improve Microsoft's products.
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