Install Lync

You can install Lync on your Windows computer, mobile device, or Macintosh.

Install Lync on your Windows computer

First make sure Lync isn’t already installed.

  • Go to Start > Microsoft Office 2013 (Windows 7) or Start > Office 365 (Windows 8), and look for Lync. If Lync is installed, you’re ready to go.

If Lync isn't installed:

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account.

  2. Go to Settings Office 365 setttings button - looks like a gear next to your name > Office 365 Settings.

  3. Choose Software > Lync.

Office 365 settings page for Software with Lync selected

Keep in mind:

  • Lync may already be installed on your computer as part of Office 365.

  • If Lync isn’t listed, contact your workplace technical support to make sure your account includes the Lync Online service.

Install Lync on your mobile device

Go to your app store and search for Lync 2013. For details, see the Getting Started guide for your device at Microsoft Lync 2013 for Mobile Clients.

Install Lync on your Mac

If your organization installed Office for Mac Standard 2011 on or after October 1, 2011, then you already have Lync for Mac 2011. To make sure you have the most current version, see Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 Update.

See also: Use my current Office for Mac apps with Office 365.

Applies To: Lync 2013 for Office 365

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