Upgrade your Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office before April 20, 2017

We’ve made the Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office more secure and easier to use. In particular, the plug-in authentication flow has been updated as part of Google’s effort to modernize OAuth interactions in native applications. The new authentication flow requires users to authenticate via the default browser on their system, and not through embedded browsers known as “web-views.”

This week, we’ll begin automatically updating all plug-ins. If you previously disabled Google Update or installed the Google Drive plug-in in an environment that does not allow for automatic updates, please download and deploy the latest plug-in version (

You must upgrade to version before April 20, 2017. Starting on that date, you will not be able to sign in to older versions of the plug-in.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Available to all G Suite editions

Rollout pace:
Gradual rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

Admins and end users

Admin action may be required

More Information
Admin Help Center: Install the Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office
User Help Center: Save, edit, & share Microsoft Office files

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