Microsoft Edge for iOS adds 3D Touch support and more in latest update

Since its launch in November, Microsoft has been gradually cooking up new features and tweaks for Microsoft Edge on iOS. With the app's latest update, Microsoft is embracing one of the iPhone's signature features, 3D touch, while also adding several new features that bring it up to speed with the latest update to its Android counterpart.

The addition of 3D Touch support is probably the biggest highlight here. Now you can use 3D Touch in Microsoft Edge to "peek" at a preview of content by lightly pressing on links. You can then "pop" into that content to bring it full screen by applying further pressure. Additionally, you'll find the option to set a region for the content that pops up in the news feed on the "New Tab" page.

Here's a look at all of what's new in Microsoft Edge version 41.10 for iOS:

  • 3D touch pop and peek
  • Find in page (it's in the "..." menu)
  • Set Outlook app to open links in Edge (in Outlook settings)
  • Share links to Edge from other apps via the share sheet
  • Choose the content region for the news feed on the New Tab Page (go to Settings->New Tab Page to customize this)
  • Open new tab in the background when you long press on a link
  • Blazing fast app start time

The release notes also hint at something a member of the Microsoft Edge team confirmed in January: iPad support is in the works.

This update follows the addition of iPhone X support in the last major update to roll out. If you want to check out all of what's new, you can grab the latest release now from the App Store.

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  • Edge for iOS and Android gets more updates and attention than the actual version for Windows 10.
  • Yet they use Webkit and Blink on the respective platforms instead of EdgeHTML and are lacking lots of features from the Windows 10 and even the Windows 10 Mobile versions.
  • Lacking features vs W10M? Or W10 for that matter?
  • Both
  • Where are you pulling that from?
  • Who cares . Please Microsoft , put more effort on Win10 and Win10 mobile
  • Use about:flags edge is getting much attention
  • right,,,, microsoft please make effort for w10 mobile,,, the  best OS is  W10 mobile...u lost fan coz u dnt care for w10mobile OS...otherwise the best OS in mobile is W10,,,
  • Mobile? Seriously? Guys, it's over. Move on with your lives. This is just a smartphone operating system. Just get an Android phone and download one of the many WP launchers. It isn't as good as the real thing but it's all we've got now.
  • Unless you're using WP7.5 or 8.0 there's absolutely no reason why you can't continue using the Windows Phone that you already have.
  • While true, Edge 15 will quickly fall behind on W10M.
  • Possibly but it's not as if its using some proprietary parts of HTML5 like Webkit and Blink do so it should be good enough for the future anyway.
  • There is no more W10M. We didn't even get Edge 16 from RS3.
  • MS should improve the UX of mobile Edge for w10m.
  • Why?
  • Why? Because PWA on Windows 10 is necessary for MSFT, if at all. Redesigned, adaptable to form factor UI UX (Project Andromeda) is what I'd call 'mobile'.
  • Is blazing fast faster than Edge on pc/tablet/surface?
  • Edge in 6 months on iOS got more features than Edge on W10 in 2.5 years.
  • Quite sad. This is why Edge needs to be updated from the store. I too hate that we need to create feedback and get up votes before Microsoft will consider something. Most of them are common sense features to include. For example, we still cannot drag any files into Edge or drag links on to the desktop. Still can't reorder or hide icons on the address bar.
  • Microsoft is not care in windows 10 but care only IOS and Android