Microsoft Edge Tests Improved Favorites Management, Breaking News Alerts on IOS

Posted on August 16, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Microsoft with 4 Comments

Microsoft Edge Preview is Updated on iPhone

Microsoft is testing a fairly major new update for Edge on iOS. The company recently rolled out a new beta update for the browser via TestFlight, letting a small portion of users access the new features before everyone else.

The update introduces a bunch of new features, including the ability to create and re-order Favorites folders. For those who want to be a little more organized, this feature will come in handy. An interesting addition coming with the latest update is the ability to receive breaking news alerts — this is simply an expansion of the news feed users get to see on Edge’s New Tab page, though Edge is probably the first browser to include such a feature. People already use news apps, RSS apps, and social media apps to get their news every day, and so getting breaking news alerts from a browser seems a little odd.

There are a number of other features included in the update — Edge now lets users add a work account as well as a personal account to the browser, letting them switch between the different profiles on the fly, reports OnMSFT. It’s also now able to display book annotations to users, and there are some performance-related improvements included, as well as minor UI improvements to the settings page for better discoverability.

All of this is being beta tested with users who have access to the beta via TestFlight, though it shouldn’t take too long to arrive for everyone else.

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