Microsoft announces Edge browser app support for Apple iPhone X

Since the arrival of the Apple iPhone X, several developers have made their apps compatible with the device’s much-criticised feature ‘notch’. This time, Microsoft too has joined the bandwagon by making its Edge Browser app for iOS support the iPhone X ‘notch’.

The support comes as a part of Microsoft Edge app version 41.6 on the App Store. Under the ‘what’s new’ section it is mentioned that, “This update includes iPhone X full screen support and many bug fixes and performance tuning. We’re continuing to work hard to make this the best browser possible. Thank you for your patience!”

The company vice president, Joe Belfiore also tweeted, “Hey iPhone X users… Edge now supports your cool new device, notch and all. Check the App Store for the update!”

As one can expect, with this update Microsoft Edge browser will be filling up the entire iPhone X screen except for the ‘notch’ area. Other than this, nothing else seems to be changed in the app.

The update for the browser comes a day after it was reported that the app on Android clocked 1 million download. This happened a week after the browser app came out of its beta version. This has also made Edge reach to the rank 3 in the ‘top free communication’ category in Google Play. It however, still stays way behind Google Chrome and Firefox.

Microsoft announced its Edge browser for Android and iOS back in October this year. The browser comes with features like Favorites, Reading List, New Tab Page and Reading View. It also comes with the feature that lets users pause their work on the Edge browser on mobile and continue on the desktop.

“But what makes Microsoft Edge really stand out is the ability to continue on your PC, which enables you to immediately open the page you’re looking at right on your PC—or save it to work on later,” said the Windows blog post at the time of the launch.