Microsoft Edge for Android now lets you see your book annotations

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Microsoft Edge browser (Image credit: Android Central)

One of Microsoft Edge's features that frequently flies under the radar is its ability to read ebooks. But that's precisely where Microsoft is placing its focus with the latest update to Edge for Android, adding the option to see annotations you've made in books.

Viewing book annotations, unfortunately, doesn't include any you've made using free-form inking in PDFs, but it's still a handy addition nonetheless. It also comes alongside a new shortcut in the Settings menu to see what's new in the latest version of the app. Of course, there's the usual smattering of performance improvements tagging along as well.

Here's a look at the full release notes:

  • Quickly get to the What's new and tips web page from the Settings and more menu
  • See annotations you made in books (note: doesn't apply to PDF free-form inking)
  • Improved performance

The feature has been in testing with the beta version of Edge for Android since August, but it's now rolling out more broadly to the stable version of the app. The update comes soon after the same feature hit the iPhone and iPad version of Edge as well.

If you frequently read books via Edge, you can pick up the annotations feature with the latest update, available on Google play, now.

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster