According to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap, Microsoft has announced that it will be rolling out loop components to Word for the web target release users. What are loop components and why are they important? “Microsoft Loop components are live, interactive, collaborative objects that you can embed in Teams chats and emails – and now in Word for the web – as a convenient way to ideate, create, and plan together,” says Microsoft.
With the rise of hybrid work across organizations, this new feature will allow users to create or paste a Loop component that they can add directly to their word document, which can then be shared with others both on Teams and email.
This feature promotes teamwork and enhances transparency, in that, you can track changes made on the shared document in real time. What’s more, you’ll also be able to see who made the changes on the document, thus making it easier to follow up.
Microsoft has announced that it will be rolling out the feature to target release users in early December. It is however expected to hit general availability by early February. Users intending to make use of this feature should ensure that Loop components are enabled in their tenants.
If you are not familiar with Loop components, be sure to visit Microsoft’s dedicated blog post that will help you get started. In other related news, Microsoft announced that it will be adding Copy/Paste support for Loop Components in Microsoft Whiteboard.