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Microsoft: Microsoft Edge will soon let you view Office files without downloading them – Times of India

The upcoming Microsoft Edge version 92 will add some new features to the web browsers like a native Office Viewer and Windows Search integration, and a tab sharing feature as reported by Windows Latest. The features will be rolled out to the Edge browser both in Windows 10 and macOS.
The Office Viewer will let users open Microsoft Office documents right in your browser without having to download them. This would include Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint applications. Users will be spared the hassle of downloading a particular Office document to open it. With Windows Search, one could use the Search function in their taskbar to bring up bookmarks, browsing history and use it to look up other things.
The features are meant to make the use of Microsoft tools more seamless across platforms. The third feature, which is the Edge tab sharing feature, lets users share a certain tab to other devices that are logged in to your Microsoft account; all you have to do would be to right click on a tab to share it to some other device. Microsoft will add a dedicated button for this feature in the address bar, says the report. These features are expected to be rolled out to the Edge browser after Microsoft updates the Windows 10 first.
After the update, to see how Office Viewer works, users need to open Edge Settings then go to ‘Downloads’ and enable the option “Quickly view Office files on the web using Office Viewer”. This should let you view the Office files in the browser instead of downloading them.

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