As an Office 365 subscriber, you regularly get new and improved Office features. Take a look below to see what's available to you today.
Latest updates for Word for Windows Desktop
See what's new in the September update Version 1809 (Build 10827.20138).
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Your ribbon icons have a new look
Don't worry, everything works the same. Plus all of the icons look great on screens of all sizes.
Want new features first?
Become an Office Insider and you'll be first in line to see new features and tell us what you think.
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When do I get new features?
New Office 365 features are sometimes rolled out over a period of time to all subscribers.
Complete list of all updates
Get information about all the channel releases for Office 365 client applications.
Latest updates for Word Insiders
See what's new for Insiders in Version 1810 (Build 11001.20038), then tell us what you think. Your early feedback is invaluable, so keep it coming!
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Reveal what's behind a picture
Put a picture on a slide, worksheet, document, or message, pick a pre-set, and watch the transparency change. That's it!
Watch your documents come alive
Insert animated 3D graphics to see hearts beat, planet orbit, and T-Rex rampage across pages and slides.
Even more features, even faster
All new features for Office Insiders
Find out all the new features across all Office apps and version and build information.
Want new features faster?
Enroll in the Office Insider FAST level and get access see the latest features even earlier.
Be a part of the community
Office Insider community
Connect with people who are as interested in technology as you are, and get support from the Office Insider community.
Follow us on @OfficeInsider
Join the growing community of experts and enthusiasts who are helping shape the future of Office.
Where to send feedback
We'd love to hear your thoughts about what works, what doesn't, and where you think we can improve. To report issues or send feedback, click File > Feedback from any Office 2016 app. You can also reach us by posting in the Office Insider community or tweeting at @OfficeInsider.
See what's new and improved in the June 2018 feature update, Version 1806 (Build 10228.20080).
Chat with co-authors while you edit
Collaborate more effectively by chatting with your co-authors without leaving the app.
One-click fixes for accessibility issues
The Accessibility Checker is better than ever with updated support for international standards and handy recommendations to make your documents more accessible.
Add visual impact
Bring visual interest to your documents, worksheets, and presentations by inserting Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) that have filters applied to them.
See what's new and improved in the May 2018 feature update, Version 1805 (Build 9330.2087).
See what's new and improved in the December 2017 feature update, Version 1801 (Build 9001.xxxx).
Write your best resume or CV with help from LinkedIn
Resume Assistant in Word helps get your creative juices flowing by showing you examples of how real people — professionals in the fields you're interested in — describe their work experience and skills.
Note: Resume Assistant is currently available in Word 2016 for Windows in select countries/regions, but we're planning to release it to more markets and platforms in the future. Other factors affect availability; see Not seeing Resume Assistant? for details.
See what's new and improved in the October 2017 feature update, Version 1710 (Build 8625.xxxx).
Break the language barrier
Translate words, phrases, or the whole document into another language using Microsoft Translator, right in Word.
Learn with the New Office Training Center
Do more with Word using new templates, tips, and guides - all in the new Office Training Center.
Write or sketch out ideas with our new pencil texture in any color.
See what's new and improved in the August 2017 feature update, Version 1708 (Build 8431.2074).
Insert 3D models to see all angles
Use 3D models to increase visual and creative impact in your documents, workbooks, presentations, and messages. Easily insert a 3D model, and then rotate it through 360 degrees. Bring 3D models to life in PowerPoint presentations with the Morph transition, which creates cinematographic animations between slides.
Quick access to attachments
Ever struggled to find a file that was sent to you as an attachment? Worry no more! Just click File > Open> Shared with me.
Word automatically changes straight quotation marks ( ' or " ) to curly quotation marks (also known as "smart quotes" or typographer's quotes). Now with your feedback we have improved smart quotes. Any quote following an em dash(--) is formatted as an open quote (rather than closed quote).
See what's new and improved in the July 2017 feature update, Version 1707 (Build 8326.2058).
Edit using Learning Tools
New to Word is the ability to use Learning Tools features while you edit your document. These changes are visual effects only, so edit with Learning Tools and know that it will print as an original document and others can still edit the document in the original view.
Use LaTeX syntax in your equations
Word now supports LaTeX math syntax to create and edit math equations. Write equations by selecting LaTeX format from the Equations tab.
See what's new and improved in the June 2017 feature update, Version 1706 (Build 8229.2017).
Have pens, will travel
Choose a personal set of pens, highlighters, and pencils for inking, and have them available to you across apps.
Helpful sounds improve accessibility
Sound effects can enhance your productivity in Microsoft Office by providing audio cues. Turn on audio cues to guide you as you work. Find it in Options > Ease of Access. No add-in needed.