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Microsoft Word Memo for Android (and iOS)

The Mobile application Microsoft Word over the summer passed an important stage: according to the Google Play store, the version for Android was downloaded more than a billion times. Apple doesn't provide download data in its App Store, but having received more than 608,000 ratings, the iOS version of Word is also clearly popular.

On any platform, the app allows you to create and edit Word Documents on your phone or tablet for free. Typing on your phone isn't the most convenient way to compose a long document, but a mobile app can be very handy for creating new documents or making quick changes to existing ones while you're on the go.

The app has two requirements: First, you need to sign in with a Microsoft account, which can be free (for example, for Outlook.com) or an Office 365 account that you or your company pays a subscription fee for. Secondly, the application is installed only on phones or tablets with a screen diagonal of less than 10.1 inches.

This guide will walk you through the basic functions of the Word application and show you how to share your Word document. with other people to work together. Here we focused on the Android phone interface; If you have a very large phone or tablet, your screen may look a little different, but should work in a similar way. The iOS app also has similar features and functions; we note the differences in the stages of its use.

Editor's note: At the Ignite 2019 conference in November, Microsoft announced new Office mobile app that combines the features of separate Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps. In our tests, the universal app has been unstable so far; until it's out of beta, we recommend sticking with current apps.