Google has this week released a new Google Chrome extension in its beta development stage, which has been created to enable Chrome users to view Microsoft Office files directly within the Chrome browser.
Up until this week the features was limited to Google Chromebooks systems, but from today the beta version of the new extension opens this support on Windows and Mac systems as well.
The new Google Chrome extension is still in its beta development stage at the moment so expect a few little bugs to raise their heads during use. Google explains:
“If you’re running Chrome Beta on Windows or Mac and install the Chrome Office Viewer (Beta) extension, you’ll be able to click a link to an Office file and open it directly in Chrome.
In addition to saving you time, the Chrome Office Viewer also protects you from malware delivered via Office files. Just like with web pages and PDFs, we’ve added a specialized sandbox to impede attackers who use compromised Office files to try to steal private information or monitor your activities.”
“Since this extension is still in beta, we’d love to get your feedback. When you find issues, please click the “Report an issue” button while viewing the file to report a bug.”
For more information on the new Google Chrome extension jump over to the Google website for details.
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