Today the Office Mobile team announced the availability of Quick Access filters in Office Mobile on Android phones and tablets. This feature can help you increase your productivity while customizing Office on your Android mobile device, so it works best for you.

Locate your content easily with Quick Access filters

Quick Access filters provide you with easy navigation and personalization options, helping you locate your content more quickly.

With Quick Access, you can utilize multiple filters to view different content types. Content-usage filters, such as, “RECENT”, “SHARED”, and “OPENED” help users find their content based on interactions, while content-type filters, such as, “WORD”, “EXCEL”, and “PDF” make it easier to filter by file type. Users can personalize their home screen by adding, removing, or organizing these filters for quick access.

How to get Quick Access filters in Office app for Android

If you don’t have the Office app, you can download it from the Google Play store. If you already have the Office app on your Android device, download the latest version. The next time the app is launched, you will immediately see a guided experience introducing you to this new feature.

To start using the new Quick Access filters experience in the Office app for Android, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Office app on your Android device and locate the Quick Access options at the top of your home screen.

thumbnail image 1 captioned An image demonstrating the Quick Access options available on the Office app home screen on an Android device.These options have replaced the “Recent” and “Shared” options on the home screen.

  1. Tap on a Quick Access option to see filtered content based on the filter you choose. You can add or remove options on the Quick Access bar by tapping the […] More option at the end.

thumbnail image 2 captioned An image demonstrating the additional options available when users click the "More" option on the Quick Access bar on the Office app home screen on an Android device.


Quick Access for the Office app for Android has been rolled out worldwide and is available on app versions 16.0.5102.20000 and later. To learn more about Office app for Android, check out this helpful Microsoft Support article.