Supported browsers in Office 2013 and Office 365

If you’re using apps for Office, please see Apps for Office on the desktop or Apps for Office in the browser in the sections below for more specific requirements.

Minimum requirements

If you want to get the best out of Microsoft Office when using features with a browser, here’s the minimum browser version to use.
  • At least Windows Internet Explorer 9
  • At least Mozilla Firefox 12
  • At least Apple Safari 5
  • At least Google Chrome 18
To learn about the computer requirements, please see System requirements for Office and Office 365.

Apps for Office on the desktop

To host the apps for Office in the Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project desktop programs, use at least Internet Explorer 9 with at least MS12-037: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: June 12, 2012 installed.

Apps for Office in the browser

The Office Web Apps also host apps for Office and require a browser that supports HTML 5 and JavaScript 5, like:

Office on Demand

  • At least Windows Internet Explorer 9
  • At least Mozilla Firefox 12
  • At least Google Chrome 18

Word video playback

The Word desktop program requires specialized features to playback video content provided by: