Office Online browser support

We recommend using the most up-to-date browser that is compatible with your operating system. The best browser for you depends on how you use Office Online and what devices you have. See the tables in this article for details.

For the best security and functionality, keep your web browser up to date. If you're using Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer, your browser is kept current by using Windows Update. If you need help with Windows Update, see What is Windows Update?

If you're using another browser and need to upgrade to the latest version, go to the website for your browser:

The tables in this section give you a detailed view of operating system / browser support, organized by device.

Desktop and laptop computers

In this table, Best means all Office Online features work; Good means most features work; Unsupported means some features may work. Blocked means Office Online cannot be accessed. Blanks indicate combinations that are not available.

Operating system / browser combination

Edge

IE 11

IE 10

IE 9

Firefox
(Latest)

Chrome
(Latest)

Safari
(Latest two versions)

Windows 10

Best

Best

Good

Best

Unsupported

Windows 8 and 8.1

Best

Good

Good

Best

Unsupported

Windows 7 (SP1)

Best

Good

Unsupported

Good

Best

Unsupported

Windows Vista (SP2)

Unsupported

Good

Good

Unsupported

Mac OS X (10.8 and later)

Good

Best

Good

Linux

Good

Good

If your organization is dependent upon Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9 to access older web apps and services, you may want to consider upgrading to Internet Explorer 11 and evaluating Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11. This update helps provide better backward compatibility for legacy web apps.

Tablets

In this table, Best means all Office Online features work; Good means most features work; Unsupported means some features may work. Blanks indicate combinations that are not available, and Coming soon means we’re working on it.

Operating system / browser combination

Edge

Internet Explorer
(Latest)

Firefox (Latest)

Chrome (Latest)

Safari

Other native browser

Windows 10

Best

Best

Good

Best

Unsupported

Windows 8 and 8.1

Best

Good

Best

Unsupported

Windows RT 8.1

Best

Android (Latest)

Unsupported

Unsupported

Unsupported

iOS (Latest)

Unsupported

Unsupported

Good

Note:  Some unsupported browsers will redirect you to a mobile viewing experience, where you can read documents but not edit them.

Smartphones

In this table, Best means you can use the touch-enabled Mobile Viewer; Good means you can use a menu-driven Mobile Viewer; Unsupported means some features may work. Blanks indicate combinations that are not available.

Operating system / browser combination

Edge

Internet Explorer
(Latest)

Firefox (Latest)

Chrome (Latest)

Safari

Other native browser

Windows Phone 10

Best

Windows Phone 8 and 8.1

Best

Windows Phone 7.5

Best

Windows Phone 7

Good

Windows Mobile

Good

Android (4 and later)

Unsupported

Best

Best

iOS (4.3 and earlier)

Unsupported

Good

iOS (5 and later)

Unsupported

Unsupported

Best

BlackBerry (6 and later)

Good

Nokia S60

Good

Other devices

In this table, Good means most features will work.

Device / browser combination

Edge

Xbox One

Good

HoloLens

Good

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