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Microsoft is adding Google Drive-style chat to Office Online apps

Billy Steele
November 21, 2014
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If you enjoy the handy chat feature inside shared docs on Google Drive, it appears Microsoft is adding the feature to its web-based productivity suite as well. According WinSuperSite, Office Online is getting those sidebar convos in the coming weeks, as a new feature called document chat will offer the collaborative boost. For now, it looks like Word and PowerPoint will be the only apps to get the new tool, complete with notifications that'll alert you to respond as needed. This means you can inquire about the real-time changes you see, rather than guess why your colleagued swapped around your sentence structure or wait for them to reply to a comment.

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