How to disable Office Online AutoSave

Hi all!

I Looked the below Microsoft site then I found that saved in cloud office file the AutoSave can be turned off.

The default for AutoSave is to always be On for files that are on the cloud. However, if you turn AutoSave Off for a file, the program will remember and will keep it off every time you reopen that file.

But I tested in my tenant I cant found how to disable AutoSave. If there is a way can disable the AutoSave function please tell me the method.

If  the above site's information is wrong please tell me.




Hi Tobey,


Thanks for your updates.


As Kimi mentioned above, when a file is opened in Office online, the changes we make to it will be saved automatically.

It is not feasible to turn Autosaving off in Office Online.


As the article Office Online Service Description may not list all the features of Office online, we can check the details in the following articles.

For PowerPoint Online, please see Save As or Download a copy part.

For Excel Online, you can see Undo and redo section.

For OneNote Online, you can refer to Type or write notes in the browser part as the following picture shows.




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Last updated July 19, 2021 Views 12,250 Applies to: