Microsoft is expanding Copilot Pro to consumers, after
keeping it exclusively available for businesses since its launch. Copilot Pro
contains a range of AI-powered Office features that work on Word, Excel, Outlook,
and PowerPoint. Additionally, it offers priority access to the latest OpenAI
models as well as the ability to build one’s own Copilot GPT.
Available for $20 a month, the subscription will open up Copilot in Office apps on Mac, Windows, and iPad. Using the Copilot Pro options, consumers can type in prompts that will produce entire PowerPoint slide decks, rephrase paragraphs, generate and summarize text in Word, and draft and reply to emails in Outlook. Copilot features for Excel are currently available as a preview version that can be used to analyze data, generate graphs, and more.
Consumers will have access to most Copliot features that
have been available to businesses, except the ability to generate a PowerPoint
deck based on a Word document. This is because the option works with
Microsoft’s Graph technology, which is not yet part of the consumer version of
In order to access the Office-related Copilot Pro features in
the Office apps or across web, users will have to also subscribe to Microsoft
365 Personal or Family.