Microsoft Office will be replaced by Microsoft 365 as part of its ongoing refresh

Back in 2020, Microsoft announced it would change the name of its Office 365 subscription to Microsoft 365, acknowledging that it had become more than just a work app. Now it removes most of the remaining Office branding, according to new updates spotted by The edge. “In the coming months,, 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 functionality,” reads an FAQ.

Currently, you can access Microsoft’s Word, Excel, and other apps online at, but that will soon be transitioning to — with a new six-sided logo replacing the current square one. The changes will be made next month, and the Office app for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android will be rebranded in January.

The app names themselves won’t change as you’ll continue to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Outlook, Clipchamp, Stream, and Designer. There will also be a Microsoft 365 app for mobile and desktop that will act as a central hub for information, displaying meetings, files, documents and more.

The Office name will remain for one-time purchases through Office 2021 and Office LTSC, which offers apps through volume licensing. However, it’s now considered a legacy brand, so any new features will be Microsoft 365, not Office, according to it The edge. Microsoft added that “there are no changes to Office 365 subscription plans.”

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