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Microsoft Loop Reaches First Public Preview

Microsoft Loop is now available as a standalone application and includes Microsoft 365 Copilot artificial intelligence features.


is an app that takes a feature that appears in services such as Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365. It is now launching in public preview as a standalone app, giving teams the ability to collaborate in real time by leveraging Loop workspaces and components.

Loop Components have been in preview within Teams, Words on the Web, Microsoft Whiteboard, and Outlook for Windows. The feature is essentially a suite of components such as lists, tables, paragraphs, and others that allow users to collaborate in co-authoring or on .

Microsoft Loop is a new app that is available on mobile and the web that allows users to group together in teams and work on projects in real-time.

“At its core, Microsoft Loop is about people – people who want to create together with ease, no matter where they are or what tools they use. It's a transformative co-creation experience that brings together teams, content, and tasks across your tools and devices,” says Wangui McKelvey, General Manager, Apps & Endpoints at Microsoft.

How it Works

Users can create a workspace and then templates with different pages in the Loop app. All content on pages can become a Loop component for sharing across the apps that support Loop (Word for Web, Teams, Outlook, and Whiteboard).

Alternatively, you can share a page in real time or through a link in an email. As these are real-time collaborations, all changes happen instantly and live. Whenever a component has a mention or a task is assigned, users will receive a notification. It is also possible to send messages and receive notifications for replies.

Microsoft is also adding some Microsoft 365 Copilot AI capabilities into Loop. Microsoft launched its Copilot service in M365 last week. It leverages 's GPT-4 AI to brings automation tools to PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Viva Engage, Teams, and Outlook.

“Copilot in Loop gives you AI-powered suggestions to help transform the way you create and collaborate. It guides you with prompts like create, brainstorm, blueprint, and describe,” explains McKelvey.

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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