Microsoft has already added many important features to the desktop version of the new Chromium-based version of Edge. However, the Redmond giant is still improving the Android and iOS versions of the browser.
Microsoft has recently pushed a new update for Edge for Android Beta channel. The new Microsoft Edge v188.8.131.5298 brings a new interface for Insiders. As spotted by a twitter user, the company is also testing a new option that lets you sync your mobile data with the legacy version of Microsoft Edge.
Based on the screenshots provided in the tweet, the Edge sync feature allows you to sync favorites, passwords, and other data at the moment. However, the company plans to extend this functionality to some other features over the next few months.
@MicrosoftEdge for Android just updated to the version 184.108.40.20698 in the beta channel. New interface, and option to sync between Edge Legacy and Chromium.@windowscentral @ALumia_Italia @h0x0d @tomwarren @MSEdgeDev pic.twitter.com/04JKKhr7x8
— ΛΝGΞLΟ ΜΛRΤΙΝΣΖ (@Ulrichwed) December 28, 2019
In addition, you can also sync your Android phone’s data with the Desktop variant of Microsoft Edge Beta. The functionality is already available in your Settings menu.
For now, the new feature is in the testing phase, so it’s likely that only a subset of users will be able to play around with the legacy sync feature on their smartphones. In other words, Microsoft will slowly roll out the capability to more users.
If you don’t have access to test the feature now, you may have to wait for a few more days. Moreover, similar functionality is also available for the iOS counterpart of the Chromium Edge browser. If you are interested to try the new beta features, just head over to the Play Store to download the browser.
Once the new Chromium Edge is installed on your Android phone, you should sign up for the beta to get access to insider builds.
What do you think about the new design and sync capability? Comment down below if the option is already available on your phone.