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Microsoft Edge is now publicly available on iPhones. Yay?

Microsoft Edge is now publicly available on iPhones. Yay?

Microsoft Edge is available on the App Store now as a free download. Microsoft claims that "hundreds of thousands" of people tested out the Edge preview, but only about 4.5 percent of PC owners use Edge in the first place, according to the latest stats from NetMarketShare.

In addition to the above, a dark visual theme is now available for the mobile Microsoft Edge browser. To ensure seamless synchronization, Microsoft says users should download the Windows 10 Fall Creator's Update for their PC.

Since Edge is a browser after all, you get features such as favorites, history, private mode, and reading list. Another feature is password syncing, it allows users to sync the password across the devices, such as on a Windows 10 desktop, the feature, however, works only when the Microsoft account is linked. "Microsoft Edge is designed for Windows 10 users to browse the web how they need to, wherever they are, without disrupting their flow", Microsoft's description for the app reads. Roaming Passwords are now on-board, giving users the ability to sync passwords cross platform on mobile and desktop. The company has announced that it does plan to support the feature in the near future, as well as bringing a fully equipped Edge browser to Apple's iPad to.

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The Photos companion app will soon become available for Windows 10 testers, but it might be a while before it's ready for public release.

As planned, its "continue on PC" feature is the centrepiece, allowing mobile users to switch seamlessly from using their browser on smartphone, picking up where they left off on PC.

But before you click onto other INQUIRER gems, it's worth noting that the mobile Edge browser has a trick up its sleeve. And Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android is another step in that journey. Furthermore, the app is still letterboxed on iPhone X.