Writing assistant

How to use Microsoft Editor spelling and grammar assistant on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Editor extension offers spelling, grammar, and style refinements suggestions to improve your writing skills, and here's how to get it and use the extension on Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft Editor for Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Editor is a writing assistant service (similar to Grammarly) which uses AI to help you write polished prose, professional emails, and post on services like Gmail, Outlook, Facebook, Twitter, and virtually anywhere on the web.

The editor was created primarily for Microsoft Word, but there’s an extension for Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome to offer spelling and grammar suggestions as long as you’re signed in with a Microsoft account. If you have a Microsoft 365 subscription, you’ll also get advanced grammar and style refinements, which means that formal language conciseness, clarity, vocabulary suggestions are more integrated with your subscription.

In this guide, you’ll learn the easy steps to get and start using the Microsoft Editor extension for Edge on Windows 10.

How to install Microsoft Editor extension on Edge

To install the Microsoft Editor extension on Microsoft Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Open the Microsoft Editor add-on page.

  3. Click the Get button.

    Microsoft Editor download
    Microsoft Editor download
  4. Click the Add extension button.

  5. Click the Microsoft Editor extension button next to the address bar.

  6. Click the Sign in button.

    Microsoft Editor set up on Edge
    Microsoft Editor set up on Edge
  7. Sign in with your Microsoft account. If you sign in with an account associated with a Microsoft 365 (Office 365) account, you’ll have access to more features.

  8. Click the extension button again.

  9. Turn on or off the toggle switches for the features you want to use, such as Spelling, Grammar, and Refinements.

    Microsoft Editor spelling, grammar, refinements options
    Microsoft Editor spelling, grammar, refinements options
  10. (Optional) Under the “Proofing Language” section, click the right-arrow button to access the Microsoft Editor settings.

  11. Use the Proofing language drop-down menu to select the correct language.

    Microsoft Editor languages
    Microsoft Editor languages
  12. (Optional) Under the “Excluded sites” section, click the Add another site button to specify the sites that you don’t want to use with the Microsoft Editor (if applicable).

After you complete the steps, the extension is ready to help you proof and improve your writing skills on the web.

How to use Microsoft Editor on Edge

Once you install and configure the extension, using the Microsoft Editor is easy.

As you compose a new email, Facebook post, tweet on Twitter, or virtually anything and anywhere on the web, the extension will surface spelling, grammar, and refinements (such as punctuation) suggestions.

For instance, if a grammar mistake is detected, you’ll see it a red wiggle underline, which you can click to access suggestions for correct spelling.

Microsoft Editor fixing spelling error
Microsoft Editor fixing spelling error

Or you can also see a two blue underlines indicating a punctuation problem, or blue dotted underline for fragments of text that needs revising, and clicking the word or phrase, the Microsoft Editor extension will suggest a fix.