See files others have shared with you

Applies to: Excel for Office 365, Word for Office 365, PowerPoint for Office 365, Excel for Office 365 for Mac, Word for Office 365 for Mac, PowerPoint for Office 365 for Mac, Excel for iPad, Word for iPad, PowerPoint for iPad, Excel for iPhone, Word for iPhone, PowerPoint for iPhone, Word for Android tablets, Excel for Android tablets, PowerPoint for Android tablets, Excel for Android phones, Excel Mobile, PowerPoint for Android phones, PowerPoint Mobile, Word for Android phones, Word Mobile.

The Shared (on Mac and iOS) or Shared with me (on Android or Windows Desktop) view grants you with permission to view others’ files that have been shared with you. Once you’re invited into the document, that document will instantly display in the Shared or Shared with Me list. Also, Office will attempt to offer you additional applicable shared documents at the top of the list.

This feature is exclusive if you have an Office 365 subscription. If you are an Office 365 subscriber, make sure you have the latest version of Office.


  • Firstly, you must sign into Office with a Microsoft account or a Work or school account to review documents shared with you.
  • Secondly, shared with Me highlights only documents from OneDrive – PersonalOneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online
  • Thirdly, if someone who shares a file with you defines your permission level to “edit,” you can also share the file too.


To read the files that others have shared with you, click File > Open > Shared with me.

Click File > Open > Shared with Me to see the list of files others have shared with you

Tip: If you plan to regularly access a file that was shared with you, find it on the Recent list and pin it to keep it near the top of the list.

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