Microsoft Edge beta gains new features for iOS users

Microsoft is updating its Edge browser for beta testers on iOS adding a series of new features that expand its capabilities, such as the new visual search feature powered by Bing and the more default search engines to choose from.

Many of the new additions are being brought over from the Android version of the browser. For instance, the visual search has been available for a couple weeks on Google's OS both through Edge and the Microsoft Launcher. Here's the changelog:

  • Intelligent visual search gives you a cool new way to find contact info, identify landmarks, or find similar images based on a photo
  • Support paste and go/search in the address bar
  • Choose from more default search engine options
  • Performance improvements

Support for "paste and go" is actually making its debut in Edge for mobile devices and is not yet available on the Android version of the browser. It's a welcome feature that should help save users unnecessary taps.

The update is also bringing improvements for those using work or school accounts with Edge, similar to what we saw on Android last week:

  • See your organization's home page
  • Securely access intranet websites from home
  • See mobile browser activity on your PC's timeline

Microsoft appears to maintain its commitment to offering good cross-device experiences on the most popular mobile platforms following the death of its own. The new additions should help Edge rise as an alternative to the major players on the App Store. You can download Microsoft's browser here, but you won't see the new features yet unless you're part of the beta program.

Via: On MSFT

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