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Microsoft Word for Android

By Microsoft Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Mar 3, 2015

Microsoft Word for Tablet has a familiar Office look and feel and features intuitive controls to make document creation and editing on a large tablet not only possible, but also quite enjoyable. The downside to using this app is that you need a Microsoft Account to create or edit documents and an Office 365 subscription for more advanced features, such as track and review changes, insert page breaks, or customize headers.


Highly intuitive design: Thanks to the function menus, Microsoft Word for Tablet proves to be surprisingly easy to use, especially on a large tablet in landscape mode.

Great performance: This app offers a smooth user experience without any lag or stuttering. You can create or edit sophisticated documents full of images without any performance slowdowns or crashes.

Great companion to Office for PC: The app remembers your position in a document across devices, so you can easily start a document on your PC, then edit it on your tablet on your way to work, and then review it on your office desktop.


Free only for screen sizes below 10.1 inches: If your tablet happens to have a screen larger than 10.1, you cannot use this app unless you buy an Office 365 subscription.

Black screen bug: While testing this app in portrait mode, half of our screen turned black, forcing us to restart the app.

Doesn't integrate with Google Drive: While it supports Dropbox and Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage, it cannot open or save Google Drive documents.

Bottom Line

Microsoft Word for Tablet is the powerful product we expected, retaining all the essential Microsoft Word for PC features you need to craft professional-looking documents. Before downloading it, you must sign up for a Microsoft Account if you don't have one already, as well as buy an Office 365 subscription to get the most out of it.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 16.0.11001.20049

Thank you for using Word.

We regularly release updates to the app, which include great new features, as well as improvements for speed and reliability.

Did you know that with an Office 365 subscription, you can unlock the full power of Office across all of your devices? Find special offers in the app.


Release November 12, 2018
Date Added November 12, 2018
Version 16.0.11001.20049

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None


Total Downloads 208,270
Downloads Last Week 188
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Developer's Description

The trusted Word app lets you create, edit, view, and share your files with others quickly and easily. It also lets you view and edit Office docs attached to emails. With Word, your Office moves with you. Whether you are a blogger, writer, journalist, columnist, student, or a project manager working on documentation, its as handy as you want it to be. Word introduces a PDF reader and makes reading a PDF easier. Read your PDFs and e-books while traveling, before bedtime, or wherever you want.

Make impactful text documents, scripts, blogs, write-ups, or resumes. Customize your document, letter, resume, or notes your way with robust tools that enable you to accomplish your best writing with the best format options.

Create with confidence

Jump-start your project, assignments, letter, blog, script, notes, write-ups, or resume with beautifully designed modern templates. Use rich formatting and layout options to note down your ideas and express them in writing. Document format and layout stays pristine and looks great no matter what device you use.

Read, write, and edit comfortably

Reading view lets you read long docs, PDFs, letters, scripts, and more on your device with ease. Edit your PDF by converting it into a Word document to easily make changes. Convert your doc into PDF after editing and share your PDF file with a few taps.

Collaborate with anyone, anywhere

Share thoughts by commenting in your doc right next to the text youre discussing. Everyone can add to the conversation and stay on top of changes to the text, layout, and formatting. As you and your team make changes, you can revert to view earlier drafts with improved version history in Word.

Sharing is simplified

Share your PDFs and document files with a few taps to quickly invite others to edit or view your documents. Easily manage permissions and see whos working in a document. Copy the content of your Word files directly into the body of an email message with its format intact or attach your PDFs and docs to an email and make sharing easier.


OS version: KitKat (4.4.X) or above

1 GB RAM or above

To create or edit documents, sign in with a free Microsoft account on devices with a screen size of 10.1 inches or smaller.

Unlock the full Microsoft Office experience with a qualifying Office 365 subscription (see http://aka.ms/Office365subscriptions) for your phone, tablet, PC, and Mac.

Office 365 subscriptions purchased from the app will be charged to your Play Store account and will automatically renew within 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period, unless auto-renewal is disabled beforehand. You can manage your subscriptions in your Play Store account settings. A subscription cannot be cancelled during the active subscription period.

This app is provided by either Microsoft or a third-party app publisher and is subject to a separate privacy statement and terms and conditions. Data provided through the use of this store and this app may be accessible to Microsoft or the third-party app publisher, as applicable, and transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States or any other country where Microsoft or the app publisher and their affiliates or service providers maintain facilities.

Please refer to Microsofts EULA for Terms of Service for Office on Android. By installing the app, you agree to these terms and conditions: http://aka.ms/eula

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