Introducing Skype document chat in Office Online

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Nelson Siu is a program manager for the Office Shared Experiences team.

The Office Online real-time co-authoring feature makes it easy for you to work together with others on a document from your browser. Whether you are putting the final touches on a contract with your business partner or collaborating on an essay for a school project, Office Online lets you work seamlessly with others no matter where they are.

Today we are happy to announce upcoming improvements to the Office Online co-authoring experience:

  • Document chat is available when collaborating with others in real-time in Word and PowerPoint. Simply click the Chat button to begin chatting with everyone working in the document.
  • Continue to chat with those same people after leaving the document via Skype on your desktop or phone. Know when your team is working on the document and chime in.

Introducing Skype document chat in Office Online 2



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We’ll begin rolling this out over the coming weeks at!

—Nelson Siu


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  1. Thanks for great news! I do wonder, though: Will this document chat feature function like Yammer document conversation in Office 365?

  2. Will this replace the same functionality that is now offered by Yammer?

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