Co-editing using your Android device

ShareFile offers users Microsoft Office 365 editing abilities in Citrix Files for Android. This feature allows you to do the following:

  • Live co-editing abilities with multiple users
  • View all types of online files
  • Edit Microsoft 365 files online
  • View offline files
  • Create new Microsoft Office files to share with users


Though offline editing is not available, you can view offline files.


  • Users must have a ShareFile Advanced or Premium plan
  • Users must have a supported Microsoft Office 365 plan and have the application installed on their device.

Supported Microsoft Office 365 Plans

  • Microsoft 365 Business Basics
  • Microsoft 365 Business Standard
  • Microsoft 365 Business Premium
  • Microsoft 365 Apps for business

See Microsoft announces mobile editing availability for more subscribers for more information.


By enabling this feature, you are confirming that you have reviewed and agreed to the Microsoft Terms of Use and Privacy Policy linked. The Preview option is required for editing.

File type requirements

Microsoft requirements file type requirements for editing.

Application Previewing Files Editing Files
Word .doc .docm .docx .docm .docx
Excel .xls .xlsm .xlsb .xlsx .xlsb .xlsm .xlsx
PowerPoint .pps .pptx .ppsx .ppt .ppsx .pptx

Open files to edit

The following information provides the steps necessary to open a Microsoft Office file in Citrix Files for Android and make edits.


The Microsoft Office 365 application must be installed on your device and signed into before you can make edits to a particular file. For instance, you need the mobile version of Microsoft Word installed on your Android device before you can make edits to a document file stored in ShareFile.

  1. Open your Citrix Files app on your device.

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  2. Sign into your ShareFile account.

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  3. Navigate to the folder that contains the file you want to edit.

  4. Select the file.

    The file opens and is viewable in Citrix Files.

  5. Select the vertical ellipses then Edit in O365.

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    The file automatically opens the Microsoft Office app the file type is associated with. In this case it is Microsoft Word.

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  6. Make the necessary edits in the Microsoft Word mobile application.

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  7. Return to your Citrix Files application to review the recent edits.

Co-editing using your Android device