Microsoft Launcher beta gains Cortana conversation experience for Android

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What you need to know

  • The Cortana conversation experience is available for beta testers of Microsoft Launcher.
  • The feature helps you keep track of your requests to Cortana.
  • The update also brings a couple of navigation improvements.

Microsoft Launcher beta on Android gained a new Cortana experience and several navigation improvements in a recent update. The update brings the app for version 5.7. The most noteworthy change is the addition of the Cortana conversation experience. This feature shows your conversation with Cortana rather than just having one-off queries and responses.

The Cortana conversation experience is the new look for Cortana on all platforms. More than just showing queries, the conversational view is designed to remember your conversation so Cortana can better assist you, though this is a work in progress.

In addition to Cortana conversational experience, Microsoft Launcher beta also improved drag and drop support for icons on the home screen and moved feed tabs to the bottom of the screen for convenience. You can grab the latest update from the Google Play Store (opens in new tab) if you're a beta tester.

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2 Comments
  • I left this feedback with the Launcher team, but I wonder if it happened to anyone else. When I installed the 5.7 beta, all of my icons shrunk to the smallest size and the icon size slider in settings appears to have been disabled. I'm using the One Plus 7 Pro.
  • I have the same issue and can't resize either. I was on small or smallest before the update but they're super tiny now! Changed the Dock settings so at least they're normal size. Nokia 8 Sirocco here.