Writing assistant

How to use Microsoft Editor in Google Chrome

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 in Google Chrome.

Microsoft Editor for Chrome

The Microsoft Editor is an intelligent writing assistant service, similar to Grammarly, that uses AI to help you write polished prose, professional emails, and post on your sites like Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, and virtually anywhere on the web.

The editor has been designed 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. This also means that formal language conciseness, clarity, vocabulary suggestions, and much more are integrated with your subscription.

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

How to install Microsoft Editor extension in Chrome

To install the Microsoft Editor extension in Google Chrome, use these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.

  2. Open the Microsoft Editor Chrome Web Store page.

  3. Click the Add to Chrome button.

    Microsoft Editor for Chrome extension
    Microsoft Editor for Chrome extension
  4. Click the Add extension button.

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

  6. Click the Sign in button.

    Set up Microsoft Editor option
    Set up Microsoft Editor option
  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, including Spelling, Grammar, and Refinements.

    Microsoft Editor options
    Microsoft Editor 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.

    Customize Microsoft Editor extension settings
    Customize Microsoft Editor extension settings
  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).

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

How to use Microsoft Editor in Chrome

After you install and configure the extension, using the Microsoft Editor is a straightforward process.

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 example, 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.