One of the features of Chromebooks and Chrome OS is that it supports Android apps. Thanks to this feature, if you need Microsoft Office apps like Word and Excel on your Chromebook, you can use the Android version. Unfortunately, these genuine Microsoft Office apps have been unavailable since September 18. Some users say they’ve been notified of end of support for Office apps on their Chromebooks.
According to the report, as a result of checking with Microsoft, Microsoft said that it would stop supporting the Office Android app on Chromebooks on September 18 and that Office.com, or the web version of Office, should be used. It is also said that this measure will not be available on Chromebooks, and you will still be able to use Office on Android.
Microsoft said that it is to provide the best experience to customers using Chrome OS and Chromebooks, and it is possible to use additional premium features by switching to the web version. The reason for the change is not yet clear whether there will be a new version coming out in the future or if it is aimed at accelerating the adoption of Windows 365 on PCs for the cloud.
However, in either case, Chromebook users who used Office apps will be forced to choose whether to use the web version or move to Google Docs. Related information can be found here.