Microsoft Launcher for Android gets a major update with tons of new features

Microsoft has released a pretty major update for the Microsoft Launcher home screen experience onto the Play Store, bringing a ton of new features centered around Microsoft’s apps and services.

The update bumps the app to version 4.11 and includes some interface tweaks on top of the new integrated features.

Here’s the changelog:

What’s new in v4.11
– Family: parents can show/hide kids in the Family card;
– Improvements to reading news articles with Microsoft Edge browser;
– Toggle to hide page indicator on home screen;
– Cortana: supports multi-turn SMS + calling
– UI improvements: welcome page, settings page, widgets & context menu;
– Support for removing screens in overview mode via drag & drop

If you’re rocking tons of Microsoft apps like Microsoft Edge and Cortana you’ll definitely appreciate the update. If you’re not, this update isn’t going to make the Microsoft Launcher much more attractive, but to be fair you probably already knew that.

Get it now: Google Play Store


About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC gaming, Lenovo's Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.