Microsoft Office is getting a major rebrand. The software service has been a popular choice among users for its suite of apps, including Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, etc. After about 30 years of its existence, Microsoft has decided to rename Office. Later this year, Microsoft Office will become Microsoft 365.
The company clarified that while the name is changing, Microsoft 365 will continue to offer the same experience users got with Office apps. The service is also getting a new icon along with a revamped interface. Microsoft will also add more features during and after the rebranding process.
Goodbye Office, Hello Microsoft 365
Microsoft is retiring the Office name and relabelling its service as Microsoft 365. The changes will begin rolling out for Office.com in November 2022. The company further revealed that changes in the Office app on Windows and mobile will begin starting January 2023.
“Over the last couple years, Microsoft 365 has evolved into our flagship productivity suite, so we are creating an experience to help you get the most out of Microsoft 365. In the coming months, Office.com, the Office mobile app, and the Office app for Windows will become the Microsoft 365 app, with a new icon, a new look, and even more features,” the company said.
It clarified that there will be no impact on the existing user’s account, profile, subscription, or files. The app will update automatically with a new icon and name. Users will continue to get access to apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook under Microsoft 365. The new app will also get features like new types of content creation templates, app modules, welcome badging, etc.
The company will continue to offer Office 2021 for Windows and Mac as a one-time purchase under the same name for the foreseeable future, as will Office LTSC (Long-Term Servicing Channel). Additionally, there are no changes to Office 365 subscription plans. Are you someone who uses the Office app? Let us know your thoughts on the rebranding in the comments below.