Microsoft Edge for iOS Now Supports EBooks

Posted on May 29, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in iOS with 24 Comments

Microsoft Edge for iOS Now Supports EBooks

The iOS version of Microsoft Edge was updated today to support ebooks purchased from the Microsoft Store. There’s no word yet on when this support is coming to Edge for Android as well, but I assume that release is imminent.

Support for ebooks has been promised as “coming soon” ever since Microsoft Edge launched on mobile in late 2017. But as the release notes for today’s app update explain, this support is basic and isn’t yet complete: Bookmarks, annotation, and highlights are not supported. The app notes that the ebooks support is in preview, and there’s obviously no way to shop in the Store from the app.

Microsoft Edge 42.1.0 for iOS also includes the following new features:

  • Sign in with a school or work account. (Favorites and password syncing are coming soon.)
  • On iPad, press the Command key on your attached keyboard to see available shortcuts.
  • Improved Hub design.
  • Performance improvements.

You can download Microsoft Edge for iOS from the Apple App Store.

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