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.
How to install Microsoft Editor extension in Chrome
To install the Microsoft Editor extension in Google Chrome, use these steps:
Open Google Chrome.
Click the Add to Chrome button.
Click the Add extension button.
Click the Microsoft Editor extension button next to the address bar.
Click the Sign in button.
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.
Click the extension button again.
Turn on or off the toggle switches for the features you want to use, including Spelling, Grammar, and Refinements.
(Optional) Under the “Proofing Language” section, click the right-arrow button to access the Microsoft Editor settings.
Use the Proofing language drop-down menu to select the correct language.
(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.
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.