Loop is a new app designed for the hybrid world that combines a powerful and flexible canvas with portable components that move freely, stay in sync and work together across Microsoft 365 apps. The Loop app is expected to be available in the first half of 2022.

The Loop app consists of 3 elements: Loop components, Loop pages, and Loop workspaces.

Loop components: Collaborate with Loop components – which are units of productivity that help you collaborate and get work done in the flow of your work – such as a chat, email, meeting, document, or Loop page. Loop components can be as simple as lists, tables, notes, tasks, or as sophisticated as a customer sales opportunity from Microsoft Dynamics 365. Because components stay in sync, no matter how many places they live in, you and your team always work with the latest information.

Play this video to see an example of how a Loop component in the form of a voting table in a group chat in Teams makes it easy for colleagues to plan an event by listing ideas, weighing the pros and cons, and finalizing decisions together:


Loop pages: Organize your Loop components and important elements in your project, such as links, files, and data, in Loop pages – which are flexible canvases that can start small and continue to grow to match the size of your ideas and projects. Pages are optimized for thinking together and getting work done.

Play this video to see an example of how a Loop page is used in a brainstorming session to make it easy for a marketing team to contribute and organize ideas:


Loop workspaces: Loop workspaces are shared spaces that allow you and your team to see and group everything important to your project in one place. Workspaces make it easy for you to catch up on what everyone is working on, react to others’ ideas, or track progress toward shared goals. Teams can collaborate synchronously or asynchronously whenever or wherever inspiration strikes.

Play this video to see an example of how a Loop workspace makes it easy for a team to work on a project together by sharing content from different sources such as a Word document, OneNote note or PDF file: