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📧 How to install Outlook online as a PWA app in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge?

Compared to traditional Web apps, PWAs (Progressive Web Apps) offer better caching, notification features and background functionality that make them more like traditional apps.

Thanks to modern Web technologies such as JavaScript and HTML5, PWAs run in a Web browser. This gives the option of not always having to install all Office Apps on every computer.

On what systems can Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) be used?

On all machine that support chromium-based browsers. Some examples: Mac, iPhone and iPad, Windows 10 or Windows 11.

Video: How to install Outlook online as an application in Google Chrome in Windows 11?

How to install Outlook as a PWA application in your browser - in Google Chrome in Windows 10 or 11

Navigate to webmail via https://outlook.office.com or via the icon at the top left.

At the top right, select + in the menu bar.


Then select, install to install the PWA application


You can now use your Office 365 online applications through this Web application.

An icon is automatically created on the desktop, and in the start menu in Windows 11.


How to install Outlook's PWA app Online in the Microsoft Edge Browser?

The same instructions as through any Chromium-based browser apply here. At the top, you can choose at the application prompt to install this App.


Interesting features within Edge are; Pin to taskbar, Pin to start, Create desktop shortcut & auto-start at device login.


Removing a progressive Web App (PWA) in Google Chrome?

First, open the app you wish to delete. In the installed app, you can only perform deletions.

-> then select uninstall at the top of the menu bar.

Uninstall Outlook as a PWA app Google Chrome

Install Microsoft Teams as a PWA application in Microsoft Edge?

Microsoft Teams can work faster if you use it as a PWA app.

Microsoft Teams PWA application installation

Install a PWA APP such as Outlook on Mac OSX in Microsoft Edge

At the top, press Install Outlook (PWA) App in Microsoft Edge on your Mac device (Macbook, iMac, Air,...) or Chromebook.


Sample view of a PWA app on MAC.


Enable desktop notifications in Outlook Online PWA

It is possible to enable desktop notifications in Outlook Online. At the top, press the cogwheel. Then activate: desktop notifications. You will receive one test message.


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1 year ago

I install outlook as a PWA in Microsoft edge. But i am not receiving any desktop notifications. I enabled the desktop notifications inside the WPA and "allow" notification permission in the Microsoft edge. Any solution?

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