The Chromeum-based Edge browser has introduced a number of updates and improvements to the beta updates released every 6 weeks. In the past few months, new changes have been made with shopping experiences, instant translations, picture-in-picture mode, support for NewsGuard and even Windows Timeline. In today’s Edge Beta update for the Android platform, Microsoft has focused on introducing a new “Control Center” feature that allows users to customize to their own preferences in addition to operations.
If you want to access the new Control Center, you’ll need to add the latest Beta items to the Play Marketplace, and the app will automatically update to the latest version 188.8.131.5209. After the user upgrades to the new version, some users may gain a new user interface. You can see that the search box has become more rounded, and the “Continue on PC” button on the bottom bar has been replaced by the brand new “…” button, making it easy for users to access the new Control Center. You can also see that the personal icon has moved to the upper left corner of the screen. In beta, you’ll also see a share button to help simplify shared web pages.
Somewhat similar to Google’s Android 10 operating system, the new “control center” increases reliance on gestures. As Rich of Windows Observer, amedia outlet, points out, once you click the ellipsis at the bottom of the screen (…) To summon the Settings menu, you’ll have this new Control Center. Here you can see all the controls you can use, you can see a small bar above the new control center, and the user pulls it up with gestures to see more options and custom settings.
Currently, users can’t change the order of the buttons on the first line, the first line is Favorites, History, Downloads, Shopping, or Settings, but you can change the other buttons. You can do this by clicking the Change Menu option in the lower right corner of the screen. When you click, you can drag around the shortcuts and icons, so you can access them by simply swiping up on Control Center instead of navigating the menu. Options you can add include finding on the page, voice search, desktop site, download page, printing, adding to screen, image search, reading aloud, continuing browsing on pc, and exiting the browser.
There are options for “The new Microsoft Edge” and “Microsoft Edge Legacy” in the sync settings, which indicate that “The new Microsoft Edge” will not be compared to Microsoft Edge Legacy in the description of the options synchronize between them. The sync option allows users to import all their favorites, passwords, and more.