[How to use] Microsoft Excel Gets New Image Function in Update

With 2022 coming to a close, Microsoft has released updates for its popular spreadsheet program, Microsoft Excel. The new update is available for the Windows, Mac, and Web versions of Microsoft Excel. The updates have been released and they bring in new features, including the ability to add images into a cell.

Changelog for the new update for Microsoft Excel

There are a number of exciting features that have been made available for different platforms of Microsoft Excel. For the Web version, there are new features like Formula Suggestions, Suggested Links, Formula by Example, Image Function, and Search Bar in Queries Pane. For the Windows version, there are features like Keyboard Shortcuts for Power Query Editor, Added get Data from Dynamic Arrays, Created Nested Power Query data types, and Image Function. For the Mac version, there is the new feature of Image Function.

Out of these added features, the most eye-catching feature that has been added to Microsoft Excel is the Image Function. Sure, you will be able to add images into Microsoft Excel but adding images to a single cell is certainly interesting. With the new image function, the users will be able to add alternate text, which will be a part of your worksheet inside an Excel table now.

New Excel update available for Beta Channel Builds

[How to use] Microsoft Excel Gets New Image Function in Update

The new Image Function on Excel is live and available for people who have installed Beta Channel builds across different platforms. Here are the different builds for the new Microsoft Excel update –

  • Windows – Version 2209 (Build 15608.10000) or later
  • Mac – Version 16.65 (Build 22080701) or later
  • Android – Version 16.0.15608.10000 or later
  • iOS – Version 2.65 (Build 22080701) or later

If you’re in a hurry and you want the new Excel feature on your device, you can join the Officer Insider Program by going to the official beta program webpage and enroll the insider preview program. The Image Function will slowly be rolled out to all users within a few days. It is an amazing feature, especially for people who work with images within Microsoft Excel.


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