Docs for Facebook

Softwares industry leader Microsoft has launched Docs for Facebook, a new app created by FUSE Labs that allows users to create and share Microsoft Office documents with their Facebook connections. Docs for Facebook makes documents more social.

Docs for Facebook"The Docs app for Facebook gives you a flexible social-productivity experience. You can decide who to share with…from privately creating, editing, and collaborating on docs, all the way to public sharing on the web. You can upload a document or start creating one directly online, have someone help you edit it, incorporate feedback, and then share it with the world. Docs can be viewed and edited directly within a web browser – or, with a single click, you can edit them more richly and powerfully through the Microsoft Office software," explains Pat Kinsel, who has been working on bing.com, Twitter and other social experiences including Facebook.

How does Docs for Facebook work? It is actually pretty easy.
  • First, you have to signup with Docs at Facebook.
  • Initially, you will be brought to 'My Docs' where uploaded documents can be found.
  • Since you are new, you will have to upload your document by clicking 'Add a Doc'.
  • Right there you can choose between two options: 'Upload a doc' or 'Create a new document' using Word, Excel or Powerpoint.
At the front page, you will be able to see who among your Facebook friends are already using Docs for Facebook and whom you can share ideas and experiences, and discover opportunities with to increase social productivity. Their profile photos appear at the middle towards the right portion of the page.

Remember that you have to use Microsoft Office 2010 for this to work. Watch this video.


How to make Docs for Facebook work for or compatible with Microsoft Office 2007 is an interesting question. We do not know the answer yet, but we're positive in the future we will.