Google now lets you edit Microsoft Office files fetched under your Gmail’s attachments section with a single-click. This new addition to Gmail’s features list is visible from today onwards, as the attached files show a new ‘edit’ button on hover – offering a Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint supported document editor inside your web browser.
Microsoft’s Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files are automatically converted into Google’s Docs, Sheets, and Slides, respectively. To do all this, simply click the new ‘edit’ button and you’re good to go with it. After finishing your long-term editing, you can easily save, export, or email your edited file.
Technically, Editing Microsoft Office files inside Gmail will change the files’ format from Microsoft’s extensions to Google’s, but don’t worry, there’s a fix available. Google recommends using Office Editing chrome extension available at Chrome Web Store, as this extension allows you to edit your Microsoft documents flawlessly in the original file format.