Microsoft is releasing a new Office Insider (Slow) Build for Office Insiders on Mac.

Version 16.39 (Build 20070502) is live and available for download.

With this update, Microsoft is finally allowing animated GIFs to play in Office.

For Excel users, Microsoft is introducing Sheet View which will allow them to create personalized views while collaborating with others in Excel.

If you are looking for a function to create named variables in new or pre-existing formulas, now there is one – LET function.

PowerPoint users now have the ability to add their own audio to PowerPoint presentations.

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Play animated GIFs

Animated GIFs now play in Office. Try inserting a GIF and watch your document come to life. New ways to express yourself are now at your fingertips.


Introducing Sheet View

Create your own views while collaborating with others in Excel, so you can filter and sort without disrupting what others see.

Learn more >

Personalized data labels

You can now use values from cells as the labels on your chart data.

How it works

1. Add data labels to a chart.

2. Double-click a data label to open the format pane.

3. Click the Label Options tab in the format pane.

4. Check the box for Use values from cells.

Learn more >

Image of personalized data labels in Excel.

Introducing the LET function

Improve performance, readability, and composability with the LET function. This function allows you to create named variables in new or pre-existing formulas.

Learn more >


Add your own audio easily

Quickly add your own audio to PowerPoint presentations. This update makes it easier to record audio and insert it to your slide. The new experience works within a pane. We no longer require you to name your audio file.

Image of audio feature in PowerPoint.


Improved security for Outlook accounts

Security improvements mean you no longer need to set an app password when two-step verification is enabled for your Outlook account.

Source: Microsoft