Office Online Documents Allow You to Chat with Your Co-editors in Real-time

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FROM Office Blogs
ON 6/1/2016

On May 25, 2016, the Office Team announced in a post on Office Blogs that they've extended the ability for co-editors with Office 365 Business and Education subscriptions to chat with one another directly in document stored in OneDrive, OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online, provided everyone in the chat is using Office Online clients. Built on the same technology as Skype for Business, the new chat feature is available in all Office Online applications—Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote.

The concept is interesting and useful according to the customers who have commented on Microsoft's post announcing this feature. Chats between two or more co-editors takes place in a chat pane, shown on the right side of the document in the screenshot shown in Microsoft's blog announcing this feature. Chat is lost when the document closes—it does not save with the document. To have comments between editors persist with the document, add comments using the Review menu.

This new feature is available in North America and will roll out worldwide over the next few weeks.

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