In today’s post, we will show you how you can install Office Web Apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) on Windows 10 as Progressive Web Apps for a more traditional experience. PWAs are just a combination of a traditional browser and mobile app experience. PWAs are web-based applications, created with the purpose to help users use them on devices like laptops, desktops, smartphones, phablet, tablets, and more – this been the main reason why a number of companies are also now migrating their website to PWAs. What this means, is that PWAs would seem like a website to anyone using it on a laptop, whereas to a mobile phone user, it would give the feel, impression, and experience of an app.
We have already seen how to install Outlook On The Web as a PWA – now let us see how to do this.
Install Office Web Apps on Windows 10
For a more classic experience, you can use Microsoft Edge (Chromium) – which is also a requirement to install Office Web Apps on Windows 10 as PWAs. So before you begin, see below on how to install the Chromium version of Edge.
To install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Outlook web apps, do the following:
- Fire up the new Edge browser
- Navigate to the Office web app you want to install – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Outlook.
- Click the Ellipsis (Settings and more) button from the top-right.
- Select Apps menu.
- Click the Install this site as an app option.
- Click the Install button.
Repeat the steps to install any other of the Office web app. After the installation, the apps will be available from the Start menu, and you can pin them to the taskbar.
Uninstall Office Web Apps
Owing to their nature, Progressive Web Apps behave like traditional desktop apps – the uninstall process is basically the same as uninstalling any other app on Windows 10.
That’s it, folks!