Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for iOS can now edit Microsoft Office files

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for iOS can now edit Microsoft Office files. The functionality allows users to edit Office files on Google Workspace apps was brought to the Web last year and Android in September. However, the feature has only recently been introduced to iOS.

The latest update will streamline workflow for users within Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides to the Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Powerpoint files.

Google Docs, Sheets, Slides for iOS can now edit Microsoft Office files

In an update on the Google Workspace website, the company has announced that it is bringing Microsoft Office file editing to Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides:

“We’re making Office editing available on iOS. This feature brings the collaborative and assistive features of Google Workspace to your Microsoft Office files when you’re using your iOS device. Already available on the web and Android.”

As per the announcement, the update will allow users to edit, comment, and collaborate on Microsoft Office files, improve sharing options, and eliminates the requirement to convert files:

“Allows you to edit, comment, and collaborate on Microsoft Office files using Google Docs’, Sheets’, and Slides’ powerful real-time collaboration tools.

Improves sharing options, improves sharing controls, and reduces the need to download and email file attachments.

Streamlines workflows by reducing the need to convert file types.”

The  following types are supported:

  • .doc
  • .docx
  • .dot for Word files
  • .xls
  • .xlsx
  • .xlt
  • .xlsm for Excel files
  • .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .pot for PowerPoint files

The feature is available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus as well as G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers.

The latest update has already been released by Google, however, users must update to the latest version of Google Drive to use the feature.

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