See files others have shared with you

The Shared (on Mac and iOS) or Shared with me (on Android, Windows Mobile or Windows Desktop) view lets you see the files others have shared with you. After you’re invited into the document, that document will automatically appear in the Shared or Shared with Me list. Office will try to show you more relevant shared documents at the top of the list.

This feature is only available if you have an Office 365 subscription. If you are an Office 365 subscriber, make sure you have the latest version of Office.

Notes: 

  • You will need to sign into Office with a Microsoft account or a Work or school account to see documents shared with you.

  • Shared with Me shows only documents from OneDrive – Personal, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online. On Windows desktop, attachments you've received via email will also be shown.

  • If someone who shares a file with you sets your permission level to "edit," you'll be able to share the file too.

Select the tab below for the version of Office you're interested in.

  • Mac and iPad - Open Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, and tap Shared.

    iOS Shared with me icon

    On your Mac, if you have a document open, click Office2016 for Mac Backstage command in the quick access toolbar on the quick access toolbar to see the Shared view.

    On your iPad, if you have a document open, tap the back button and then tap Shared.

    iOS Back Button
  • iPhone - Tap Shared.

    Screenshot of how to open files that others have shared with you in iOS.

  • Note: This feature will first roll out to Office Insider participants, and later to consumer and commercial Office 365 subscribers.

    To see the files that others have shared with you, go to File > Open > Shared with me.

    Screenshot of how to see files that others have shared with you in Android.

To see the files that others have shared with you, go to File > Open > Shared with me.

Click File > Open > Shared with Me to see the list of files others have shared with you

To see the files that others have shared with you, go to File > Shared With Me.

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