MC716267 – Microsoft Publisher will no longer be supported after October 2026 Icon

check before: 2024-02-29


Microsoft 365 Apps


World tenant, Windows Desktop


Change type:

User impact, Admin impact, Retirement



Microsoft Publisher will no longer be supported after October 2026. Users can continue to use it with its current functionality until then. Support for the perpetual version of Publisher will end in October 2026. No action is required at this time, but Microsoft is exploring modern ways to achieve common Publisher scenarios across other applications.
We are dedicated to providing our customers with the tools they need to achieve what matters, in their work and life. In order to focus on new benefits, we occasionally remove features and products.
In October 2026, Microsoft Publisher will reach its end of life. After that time, it will no longer be included in Microsoft 365 and existing on-premises suites will no longer be supported. Until then, support for Publisher will continue and users can expect the same experience as today.
As we look ahead to the retirement of Microsoft Publisher, we are exploring modern ways to achieve other common Publisher scenarios across applications like Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Designer. We will update as we have more to share.
[When this will happen:]
October 13, 2026

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