Microsoft Edge’s Tracking Prevention and Syncing Features Now Available on Android

Posted on February 26, 2020 by Mehedi Hassan in Android, Microsoft, Microsoft Edge, Web browsers with 3 Comments

Microsoft’s new Edge browser launched on desktops last month with new features like Tracking Prevention. The new feature is a core privacy feature on the new Edge browser, giving users the ability to protect themselves from trackers on the web.

Tracking Prevention launched on iOS just a few days ago,  and it is now coming to Android users as well. The company today released a new update to the Microsoft Edge for Android app which enables the new feature (via Techdows)

Tracking Prevention on Android works exactly as it does on iOS and desktops. You can choose between three different levels of tracking prevention: Basic, Balanced, or Strict, with each enforcing different levels of blocking.

The new update also enables syncing with the new Microsoft Edge, which means Edge for Android will now sync your favourites, passwords, and other data with the new Edge browser, as well as the classic Edge browser (“Edge Legacy”).

Microsoft Edge’s new Android update introduces another feature called Contextual Search that lets users tap on a word within a webpage, and quickly get search results on the same page for ease of access. You can get the new update from the Play Store here. 

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3 responses to “Microsoft Edge’s Tracking Prevention and Syncing Features Now Available on Android”

  1. chrishilton1

    I believe Edge for Android still classic Edge? Any update on when Chrome Edge for Android is due?

  2. billpoly

    Looks like the tracking prevention features are only in the beta version of Edge for Android at this time.

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