Quick Tip: Turn off Get Office App Notifications in Windows 10

Quick Tip: Turn off Get Office App Notifications in Windows 10

When you update to or install Windows 10 there are quite a few first party apps that are installed at that time.

Many of them are key elements of the operating system including Mail, Calendar, Groove Music, Movies & TV, Sports, Money and others.

However, there are a couple that are installed by default that are not as critical to the OS such as Candy Crush and the Get Office app.

Attempts to uninstall these non-critical apps meet with mixed success. Sometimes once removed they stay gone but many times they show back up as an update in the Windows Store.

Luckily Candy Crush does not push any notifications to the Action Center but the Get Office app does even if you already have Office installed. However, you can use the built in Notifications & actions settings to prevent any further announcements from Get Office.

Step One: Open Windows Settings for Notifications & Actions

Windows Settings for Notifications & Actions

Open Windows Settings using the WINDOWS and I keys or using the Windows Settings icon on the Start Menu.

Select Notifications & actions and then scroll down on the right hand side of the window until you find the Get Office entry.

Note: The Get Office app will not show up in this list of apps until it has sent at lease one alert to the Action Center.

Step Two: Turn Off Get Office Apps Notifications

This is the easy part - just toggle the On/Off button shown in the above screenshot to Off and you will not see any further alerts in Action Center from the Get Office app.

Bonus Tip

You can use these steps to silence and/or customize the notifications from any app that is installed on your Windows 10 system. The only caveat is that the app you want to customize must have sent at least one alert to your Action Center so it shows up in the list.


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