Here’s how to enable Copilot in Microsoft Word 16.0.16325.2000

Recently, Microsoft announced a new AI-powered "Copilot" feature for Microsoft 365's Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams apps. It can assists the user with content creation, including text writing, spell checking, spreadsheet analysis , creating presentations and so on. Microsoft said that the Copilot feature is already in use in 20 organizations.


Copilot is a new feature in Microsoft Office powered by artificial intelligence. It is designed to help users generate content more efficiently and accurately by providing suggestions and auto-completion for different types of content, including text, tables, and presentations. Copilot can help users with tasks such as writing, spell-checking, analyzing tables, and creating presentations.

The purpose of Copilot is to make the process of content creation faster, easier, and more streamlined for users.

A well-known insider XenoPanther have found an early implementation of Copilot in Word Preview 16.0.16325.2000, that is available in the DogFood channel. It is disabled by default, but you can enable it by editing the registry.

Copilot In Word

It's important to note that Copilot is still in development, and you should not expect much from it.

A Text Generated By Copilot

Anyway, if you have access to the Insider Preview build of Microsoft Word 16.0.16325.2000, you can enable Copilot by following these steps.

Enable Copilot in Microsoft Word Insider Build 16325.20000

  1. Press Win + R on the keyboard, type regedit in the Run dialog and press Enter to open the Registry editor.
  2. In the Registry editor, go to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\ExperimentConfigs\ExternalFeatureOverrides\word key.
  3. Right-click the word subkey on the left, select New > String Value and name the new value as Microsoft.Office.Word.CoPilotExperiment.
  4. Double-click the Microsoft.Office.Word.CoPilotExperiment  and type true in the value data editing dialog.Enable Copilot In Microsoft Word
  5. Click OK to save the change, close the Registry editor app, and launch Microsoft Word.

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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