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Microsoft is redesigning the toolbar in Edge for Android

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The new Chromium-based version of Edge on desktop devices gets a lot of attention these days, but Microsoft is still working to improve the mobile variants of its browser. As reported by Windows Central, the company is testing a major change to the look and feel of Edge on Android, which includes a complete revamp of the navigation bar and the ellipsis menu.

Based on the screenshots, the new design adopts a rounder look for most UI elements of the browser including the address bar and the navigation icons. The navigation bar on the bottom of the screen also replaces the Continue on PC button with a Share button, and the ellipsis menu has been moved to the center, rather than the bottom right corner.

The most notable change is inside the ellipsis menu, though. Over time, many options have been added to it, and since it's presented as a list, it's gotten fairly long by now. To simplify, the new menu will now be grid-based, with quick shortcuts to things such as favorites, downloads, and history, as well as features like opening a new tab. The grid can also be expanded to show more options, and it's possible to rearrange the menu items.

This new design is in A/B testing, meaning Microsoft is only making it available to some users as it tries to determine which option is best. If you haven't been chosen to test it yet, you'll just have to wait a while longer. You can download the browser from the Play Store if you haven't yet, and sign up for the beta so you get new features before regular users.

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