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Using the tone detector in Grammarly for Microsoft Office in Outlook

If you’re a Windows user, Grammarly can now check the tone of your emails when you use Grammarly for Microsoft Office in Outlook. 

Note: Our tone detector is also available through the Grammarly browser extension, the Grammarly Keyboard for iOS, and the Grammarly Keyboard for Android. Unfortunately, this feature is not available in Microsoft Word or other Grammarly product offerings at this time. 

To check the tone of your writing in Microsoft Outlook, please follow these steps:

  1. Double-check that your version of Grammarly for Microsoft Office is 6.8.230 or newer.

    To check the version, open Microsoft Outlook, click Grammarly in the toolbar, and select About. If your version is not up to date, reinstall Grammarly for Microsoft Office by following the steps in this article

  2. If Grammarly is up to date, start replying to an email or composing a new one. Be sure to write a few sentences—the tone detector needs at least 150 characters to activate.
  3. Click the emoji that appears in the lower-left corner of Grammarly’s sidebar:


  4. You can also click the Tone Detector button in the Grammarly tab for more information about the tone of your writing:


Note: At this time, the option to turn off the tone detector in Microsoft Outlook is not available. 

To learn more about Grammarly’s tone detector, check this blog post.

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