Microsoft Add-Ins are web apps and are rendered using a browser. Microsoft generally does not use your default browser. Learn how to tell which browser is used for your add-in below. We've also included instructions on clearing the cache.

Windows Users

The version used is dependent on the combination of your Operating System and Office Version.

  • Windows / non-subscription Office 2013 or later
    Internet Explorer 11

  • Windows 10 ver. < 1903 / Office 365
    Internet Explorer 11

  • Windows 10 ver. >= 1903 / Office 365 ver < 16.0.116291
    Internet Explorer 11

  • Windows 10 ver. >= 1903 / Office 365 ver >= 16.0.116291
    Microsoft Edge2, 3

  • Office on the web
    The browser in which Office is opened.

Edge

Beginning with Office 365 version 16.0.11629 and Windows 10 version 1903, Office Add-ins running on Office 365 for Windows will use Microsoft Edge.
🔧 To clear Edge cache, close the CloudExtend application first and then follow the instructions here.

Internet Explorer

All lower versions of Windows and Office will use Internet Explorer (IE).

🔧 To clear IE cache, close the CloudExtend application first and then follow the instructions here.

Mac Users

Add-Ins on a Mac typically use Safari. If you can load the add-in click the (i) icon at the top-right and then choose Clear Web Cache. If you are using Office on the web the add-in will use the browser in which Office is opened.

🔧 To clear Safari cache, follow the instructions here.

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