How to Install and Use Microsoft Edge on Android

Microsoft’s Edge web browser is now officially available for iPhone, and a release for Android is expected in the next few weeks.

For the time being, the company has included a preview version of the browser to Google Play Store.

Edge browser was released along with Windows 10, as a successor of Internet Explorer. The browser brought with it an elegant interface and a number of interesting new features, including website favourites sync. Reading list sync. Password sync eBook and ePub support.

In the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft added a new “Continue on PC” feature to Edge, which lets you send web links from your smartphone to your computer.

In this article, we’ll show you how to install and set up Edge on your Android phone and use it.

Download Edge:

Go to Play store, where the browser is available under the name Microsoft Edge Preview (Unreleased).

Since it is a beta version, there are a few bugs to be fixed. Particularly, the users have complained that the browser was slower on Android as compared to the iOS version.

If you are willing to download the app while the company fixes these issues, tap the Install button.

Set it Up:

Once the installation process is finished, the app will ask you whether you want to your Microsoft account?

If you want Edge browsers of Android and Windows machine to link up, tap yes or select Continue as your email.

If you don’t sync between the browsers, tap Skip for now or choose another account option.

You will be now asked if you want to share your browsing history with Edge. If you want so, tap Yes otherwise press No.

How to Use this browser:

Once everything has been set up, you will land on the Home page, which is not much different from its Chrome and Firefox counterparts.

The main search bar is located under the words, Where to Next?.  If you want to do a voice search, tap the microphone icon.

At the top right corner, there are three dots which give you access to settings.

On the left side to three dots, there is a rectangle icon, which shows all of the tabs opened in the browser at the moment.

A new feature of the browser is hidden in the icon of a mobile phone with an arrow. It lets you link up your Android device and Windows 10 machine.

Under the search bar, there are eight boxes containing icons of top websites.

Towards the bottom, there is the news feed section, which is powered by MSN.

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