I have office 365 business essentials subscription and I was trying to install SharePoint designer 2013 on windows10.For some reason I wasn't able to install it after downloading the software. Any help is appreciated, thanks!


Since you're an O365 subscriber, you're on SharePoint Online - which does not support SP Designer. Designer is ok for SP on-prem 2013, not very reliable on 2016, and is a discontinued application. In Office 365, Flow and PowerApps provide the modern replacement for Designer.


This is not true. you can use SPD 2013 for 2016 online and it works fine. I had to download the latest version to use and there was a patch. Here is a link to show you how to install it. You will need to make sure you have the August 2016 patch and it will work just fine.

  • I'm using SharePoint online 2013 as part of office 365 business essentials subscription. I don't have access to SharePoint 2016 online – Esubalew Dessalegn Feb 14 at 3:16
  • Hi lazoDev, link provided in answer is not working. – P S Feb 14 at 6:50

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