Microsoft’s latest team collaboration tool Microsoft Loop is now available to anyone to try here we show you how to use Microsoft Loop on a Mac for free.
Microsoft Loop (known as Fluid while it was under development) was previously only available to Microsoft 365 subscribers and offers users an easier way to collaborate across Microsoft Office apps.
Microsoft Loop is similar to collaboration tools like Google Docs, Notion, Coda and Craft but naturally with far superior Microsoft Office and Microsoft 365 integration.
Loop allows you to share any Office document into a Microsoft Teams chat or Outlook email and team members can update it dynamically in real time.
The idea is to make Office documents more collaborative, organized and easier for hybrid working environments.
Any updates to the document will be visible anywhere that it is embedded or shared using Loop.
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How To Use Microsoft Loop On Mac
There is no desktop client for Microsoft Loop on Windows or Mac but you can use it in the Cloud for free during the Preview period as long as you have a Microsoft account.
This means Microsoft Loop work on both Intel Macs and Apple Silicon M1/M2 Macs too.
There will however Microsoft Loop apps for Android and iOS although these will be designed more for capturing ideas or notes for later similar to what OneNote and other note taking software do.
Microsoft Loop allows you to search for shared Office documents, bring them together in one workspace and then add labels, emojis, images and tag co-workers or friends.
You can have up to 50 people editing a Loop workspace project at one time.
Some of the things you can do with Microsoft Loop on a Mac include:
- Project management and task management
- Sync with Planner and To-Do lists
- Import and export Trello boards
- Use the AI powered Microsoft Pilot chatbot to suggest ideas and brainstorming and mindmapping.
All you need to use Loop on Mac is a Microsoft account to use it for free during the Preview period.
You can watch more about what Microsoft Loop can do below.
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