Gmail users can now edit Microsoft Office docs

  • ANI, Washington
  • Updated: Dec 04, 2014 12:36 IST

Google has launched a new feature in Gmail inboxes that allows users to edit Microsoft Office documents sent as attachments in emails.

According to the Verge, you can easily click the "edit" option on an office file from the inbox and Gmail will convert the file to the relevant Google format which will save the file in Google Drive.

Google also suggests users to use its Office Editing Chrome extension if they need to edit the Office attachments without changing the file type and do not have the Microsoft suite on the desktop.

The extension was last updated in Novemeber. It allows users to alter Office files and save them in their original format from their Chrome browser.

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