How to Join the Office Insider Program
Want to get ahead of the curve in your favourite Office app?
Join the Office Insider Program to test and explore new features in Office apps before they are released to the wider public.
In doing so, you are helping developers improve them by submitting diagnostics data and feedback.
Whether it’s Excel, Word, PowerPoint, or Outlook (and a few others), joining it in one app will also mean you’ll receive updates in the others.
All the information here applies to the entire Microsoft 365 suite. However, let’s be honest: no one gets excited about updates for the other apps. It’s all about Excel, so we’ll be using that!
· Requirements to join the Office Insider Program
· Choose an Insider Channel
∘ Current Channel (Preview)
∘ Beta Channel
· How to join the Office Insider Program
· How to change your Office Insider channel
· How to opt out of the Office Insider Program
· How to update an app
∘ When joining, changing channels, or opting out
∘ Manual method
· Send feedback to Microsoft
Requirements to join the Office Insider Program
An active Microsoft 365 subscription is essential — whether it’s a Personal, Family or Business edition (Windows and macOS). Perpetual Office products do not qualify.
Choose an Insider Channel
There are two channels: Current Channel (Preview) and Beta Channel.
Current Channel (Preview)
Delivers slow but stable builds once or twice a month.
This is for people who want early access to features with a lesser chance of performance or stability issues.
Delivers fast but less stable builds roughly once a week.
This is for people who want early access to features still in the development phase and don’t mind…