How to Turn on or Turn off Office Sidebar in Microsoft Edge

After extensive testing, Microsoft recently added a feature in the Microsoft Edge browser to display a sidebar for Office apps.

This sidebar provides shortcuts to online apps available in Office 365 via an app launcher. These are apps such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.

There are only shortcuts, and a subscription to Office 365 (the online version of Office) is required to launch the apps. Suppose you don’t see this feature soon. In that case, I will also show you how to update the Edge browser to the latest version so that the Office apps in the Microsoft Edge sidebar do become visible.

Office sidebar in Microsoft Edge

How to Turn on or Turn off Office Sidebar in Microsoft Edge

Open the Microsoft Edge browser. On the tab, click on the wrench icon in the top-right corner.

Wrench icon in Microsoft Edge

Next, click on Custom in the Page layout settings.

Custom options in Microsoft Edge tab settings

In the Office sidebar settings, turn the on/off switch to your desired settings to either turn on the Office 365 Sidebar in Microsoft Edge or turn it off.

Turn on Office sidebar in Microsoft Edge settings

In case you are missing this feature, make sure Microsoft Edge is up to date. If you need to update Microsoft Edge, in the address bar type:


Now you can update the Edge browser and use the Office 365 Sidebar feature.

Update Microsoft Edge to latest version

I hope to have helped you with this information. Thank you for reading!

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