Microsoft Edge for Android is getting an updated UI with new features

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What you need to know

  • A new UI for Edge on Android is in testing.
  • It features a new hub menu with quick access to common functions.
  • It's in A/B testing now with the latest beta build.

Microsoft is rolling out a brand new UI experience for its Edge web browser on Android that introduces a new hub menu for quick access to things like history and sharing, as well as rounded corners in more areas of the app.

This new UI appears to be in A/B testing with the latest beta build of Edge for Android, meaning not all users will see this new UI right away. It looks like Microsoft is slowly bringing the mobile app up to the same design level as the new Chromium version of Edge on desktop.

The new hub menu is present where the old Continue on PC button used to be, and opens up a grid of icons that gives the user access to functions such as opening a new tab, read aloud, add to favorites, and continue on PC. The menu is also customizable, allowing you to add or remove whichever functions you wish.

We're yet to see this new UI show up on Edge for iOS, but it should begin showing up for beta testers soon. What are your thoughts on this new UI for Edge on Android? Let us know in the comments.

Zac Bowden
  • Hello,
    Can anyone tell me how good this browser actually is?
  • I guess it depends on what you're looking for. I've not had any issues finding what I need. It's fairly quick and I haven't had the browser randomly closeout on me. Since I've never used Chrome on my Note 8, I can't give you a comparison of what Edge has or doesn't and what I can do or not, compared to Chrome.
  • I wouldn't say it's the best phone browser but it does sync well with my PC and that works for me
  • It basically is Chrome without Google (which I think is for the best) and with a better UI. If you like Chrome, you're likely to appreciate Edge.
  • It's just chrome really. Same rendering engines and features. Slightly different UI, syncs well with the dev-Edge-chromium
  • Looks like they are going One UI. Maybe due to their partnership with Samsung?