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Using the tone detector in Grammarly for Microsoft Office in Outlook

Important: Grammarly for Microsoft Office will no longer be updated. We suggest switching to Grammarly for Windows (if you use Windows 10 or newer) or Grammarly for Mac (if you use macOS 10.14 or newer), which supports integration with multiple applications and websites, including Microsoft Office apps. Alternatively, we encourage you to give the Grammarly Editor a try.

If you’d like to continue using Grammarly for Microsoft Office on a Windows computer, you can check the tone of your emails when you use Grammarly in Outlook. 

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

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