Microsoft Launcher beta gets Rewards card, more in latest update

Microsoft has shipped another new beta update for Microsoft Launcher, adding several small features to the mix. The Android launcher now includes a dedicated Microsoft Rewards card, through which you can complete tasks to earn rewards points. Additionally, there are some smaller changes to do with folders and long-press shortcuts on the home screen.

Here's a full look at everything that's new in Microsoft Launcher beta version 5.2:

  • Non-full screen folders for easier one-handed use and large-screen devices
  • Microsoft Rewards daily deal card allows you to earn Rewards for using Microsoft Launcher and completing other tasks!
  • Long-press shortcuts enabled on icons even when the home screen is locked.
  • Customers can send a CPU profile through "Contact Us" in Settings in case of performance issues
  • Launcher font size will now respect the system font size

Microsoft Launcher version 5.2 is available for beta testers to download now. If you want to become a beta tester and check out all of what's new, you can opt in to become a beta tester on Google Play now. Otherwise, each of these new features should make their way to the release version of the app before too long, barring any major issues.

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