Microsoft Word download for free? Here is how to do it

    • Microsoft Word download can be done for free! You can use it for most of the daily tasks.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 20:31 IST
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    The easiest way to use Microsoft Word for free is right in your web browser. (Unsplash)
    Microsoft Word
    The easiest way to use Microsoft Word for free is right in your web browser. (Unsplash)

    Microsoft Word app is very popular. In fact, it is one of the most popular Microsoft apps in the world. Microsoft Word has been a staple for both home and enterprise users for decades. However, the Word app has seen fierce competition in the recent past. With online alternatives like Google Docs available for free, paying for a Microsoft Word download did not make much sense. The good news is that you can get Microsoft Word free of cost. Although, you are more limited on its scope but can use it for most of the daily tasks nonetheless. You are no longer required to buy a copy or sign up for Microsoft 365 to carry out a Microsoft Word download.

    The easiest way to get Microsoft Word free is right in your web browser. All desktop users including Windows 10, mac, Chrome OS and Linux, using Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari, or any other major browser, can access a free version of Microsoft Word. However, you will need to create a Microsoft account first.

    How to get Microsoft Word for free

    1. Head to the official Office website in your browser of choice

    2. Enter your login credentials

    3. Choose Microsoft Word.

    Notably, a Microsoft Word download also gives you access to Excel, Powerpoint, and much more -- all for free.

    Using Microsoft Word online is a lot like Google Docs. The former provides automatic cloud backups of your work with OneDrive. You can also collaborate with other people in real-time. Notably, this isn't the free version of Microsoft Word. However, it looks the same and has all the basic suite of features that the majority of people will need access to.

    You can also use Microsoft Word for free on iOS and Android. You can download it from either the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Microsoft Word on a tablet or smartphone might not be for all but it is possible to use the app for free with Microsoft 365. Previously, Microsoft had a standalone Word app for both iOS and Android, but it has now merged Word with Excel and Powerpoint on mobile in the single Microsoft Office application.

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