Outlook: Managing Office Add-ins for Outlook Desktop App


This article details how to get and manage an Office Add-in for Outlook Desktop App.



Task: To get an Office Add-in for Outlook Desktop App


Step 1In Outlook, click Home > Store on the ribbon.

Step 2On the Add-Ins for Outlook page, browse for the add-in you want by selecting All and scrolling through the list, or search for an add-in by using the Search box. When you find an add-in you want, review its privacy policy. 

Step 3For free add-ins, use the toggle controls to turn them on or off. For paid add-ins and free trials, select Get it to finish your purchase.

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Request an add-in not available in the Office Store

To request an add-in that is not available in the Office Store, you will need to submit a Support Request ticket, containing the .xml file of the add-in you need. 


Use an add-in for Outlook 

The add-ins that you have installed automatically appear on your ribbon. For example, this user installed the Translator for Outlook and Reply with eGift add-ins. They appear on the ribbon right next to the Store button.

They also appear on the Message tab when you're reading or composing an email.



You have successfully obtained an add-in from the office store.

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Task: To manage Office Add-ins for Outlook Desktop App


Step 1Select the Store button or the Manage add-ins button on your add-ins bar.

Step 2On the Office add-ins page, you can do the following: 

  • Search for new add-ins. 
  • Use the options on the toolbar to add more add-ins, uninstall an add-in, or refresh the page to see a list of the latest add-ins. 
  • Turn an add-in on or off by sliding the toggle switch. 
  • Select an add-in to see more information about it. 



You are able to manage all your Microsoft Outlook add-ins.

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Further Readings

Microsoft Support: Get an Office Add-in for Outlook   - select tab for Windows or MacOS information


Need additional help?

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