Microsoft 365 for the web: Add-in device permission prompt for camera, microphone, and geolocation on Edge and Chrome

Microsoft 365 for the web: Add-in device permission prompt for camera, microphone, and geolocation on Edge and Chrome

Microsoft has announced that starting May 16, 2024, add-in developers for the web versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook will be required to prompt users for device permissions on Edge and Chrome. This is to comply with the Device Permission API that will be available to facilitate this change. This will require add-in developers to prompt users for camera, microphone, and geolocation permissions for the web versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook on Chromium-based browsers like Edge and Chrome. The rollout will happen automatically on the specified date, and there will be no admin action required before the rollout. Users may encounter extra prompts while using certain add-ins that run on these affected Office applications. Developers building add-ins for these applications must implement the new API to add the new prompts for their add-ins to work.

To learn more about this change, users can view and manage add-ins in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Organizations may want to notify their developers and users about these upcoming changes and update any relevant documentation as appropriate.

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