Microsoft Edge Mobile Browser Released for iOS and Android

After less than two months in preview, Microsoft is making its Windows 10 web browser available for all users on iOS and Android.

Richard Hay, Senior Content Producer

December 2, 2017

1 Min Read
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In its continued effort to provide users a seamless experience between their Windows 10 systems and mobile handset of choice, Microsoft is releasing the new mobile version of the Edge browser to users on iOS and Android.

These apps provide connectivity from that mobile handset to Windows 10 devices that use the same Microsoft Account. Those who are already using Microsoft Edge on their Windows 10 devices will find familiar features such as Favorites, Reading View, plus Roaming Passwords between desktop and mobile devices.

The big feature Microsoft is touting about the mobile version of Edge is that it has a built-in capability to easily share content you are viewing on your mobile handset to one of your Windows 10 devices. There are two options available:

  1. Send the link to a PC to open immediately

  2. Send a link to your Action Center to continue later


While this is not the Windows Timeline feature we are expecting to see in the next Insider build of Redstone 4, it does play a role in enabling that connectivity between devices so activity can be shared and resumed on any device and at anytime.

The initial release of Microsoft Edge for iOS is in the US (English), China (Simplified-Chinese), France (French), and UK (English) markets. Android users will find it available in those locations and Australia (English), Canada (English and French), and India (English). Microsoft says it is working on getting Microsoft Edge Mobile into more markets and languages.

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About the Author(s)

Richard Hay

Senior Content Producer, IT Pro Today (Informa Tech)

I served for 29 plus years in the U.S. Navy and retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer in November 2011. My work background in the Navy was telecommunications related so my hobby of computers fit well with what I did for the Navy. I consider myself a tech geek and enjoy most things in that arena.

My first website – – came online in 1995. Back then I used GeoCities Web Hosting for it and is the result of the work I have done on that site since 1995.

In January 2010 my community contributions were recognized by Microsoft when I received my first Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for the Windows Operating System. Since then I have been renewed as a Microsoft MVP each subsequent year since that initial award. I am also a member of the inaugural group of Windows Insider MVPs which began in 2016.

I previously hosted the Observed Tech PODCAST for 10 years and 317 episodes and now host a new podcast called Faith, Tech, and Space. 

I began contributing to Penton Technology websites in January 2015 and in April 2017 I was hired as the Senior Content Producer for Penton Technology which is now Informa Tech. In that role, I contribute to ITPro Today and cover operating systems, enterprise technology, and productivity.

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