Microsoft last week added an auto-save feature to the core applications in Office for Mac 2016, matching what Windows users were given in August.

AutoSave is available only to Office for Mac 2016 users who are also subscribers to Office 365.

With the refresh to Office for Mac 2016 - which updated the version number to 16.9 - Word, Excel and PowerPoint now automatically save files opened from Microsoft's cloud-based storage services, including OneDrive, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online.

Files are automatically saved to the cloud repository "every few seconds," Microsoft said in a support document, adding that the interval may vary "depending on what you are working on."

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