Microsoft Editor Reportedly Tells Users To Turn Off Grammarly To Avoid Conflicts

Microsoft announced Microsoft Editor during its Microsoft 365 event held recently. In a follow-up step, Microsoft has also released its browser extension for everyone. So, PC users can now download the Microsoft Editor extension on their Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers.

With the release of Microsoft Editor, the Redmond giant aims to compete with the popular Grammarly tool. Notably, Microsoft Editor allows you to use the basic features free of cost. However, Microsoft 365 users have additional access to the premium features that will help you to improve your writing style.

It seems like Microsoft is sending conflict notifications to those people who are running both Grammarly and Microsoft Editor extensions. The notification tells them to turn off Grammarly in their browser extension settings. A user @mehedih_ shared a glimpse of the screenshot on Twitter:

Microsoft Editor Promises To Enhance Your Writing Style

If you haven’t tried Microsoft Editor yet, it works similarly to the popular Grammarly writing assistant. Microsoft’s writing assistant checks your writing across various websites as you type. If you are confused between both services, Microsoft describes the features of its Editor as follows:

“Get Spelling, Grammar and Refinement suggestions within the browser as you type across most websites.

  • Intelligent writing assistance – nail the basics of spelling, grammar, and punctuation for free. Receive advanced grammar and stylistic feedback on clarity, conciseness, formality, vocabulary, and much more with premium(2).
  • Assistance anywhere you write – Receive feedback on sites like LinkedIn, Gmail, Facebook, and many more of your favourites with this browser extension. If you want Editor’s assistance beyond the web, open Word and look for the Editor icon to see how Editor can help across documents, email, and the rest of the web.
  • Feedback in multiple languages – receive basic feedback in 20+ languages (and spellchecking specifically in over 80) to communicate clearly, no matter what language in which you’re writing.”

Have you already downloaded Microsoft Editor? Let us know in the comments down below.

Alex Schoff
Alex is a technology reporter with a particular interest in Microsoft and Windows. He keeps a close eye on major developments related to Windows 10, Google Chrome, Office 365, and more.