What you need to know
- Microsoft Launcher Beta received two updates over the last 24 hours.
- The first update includes new features, while the second only includes bug fixes.
- The update may be limited to the Surface Duo of Microsoft Launcher.
Microsoft Launcher beta received two updates over the last two days. The first update brings the launcher to version 6.2.201201.93161 and includes several new features. The second update brings Microsoft Launcher beta to version 6.2.201202.93332 but only lists "bug fixes" in its changelog.
The first update appears to have rolled out late last night, and the following update appeared at some point today. It's worth noting that we spotted these changes on a Surface Duo, which occasionally has different changelogs for Microsoft Launcher than the general version of the app.
Here's everything that's new in the update that brings version 6.2.201201.93161:
- Work profile setup optimization via feed page
- Design improvement on app paddings in folder
- Bug fix on icon pack reset after app re-start
- Bug fix on swipe up gesture to trigger shortcuts page
- Fixed other known bugs and performance improvements
Being able to optimize work profile setup on the feed page is a welcome touch to people who use Microsoft Launcher with work accounts. The improvement to app padding within folders may make it less likely to tap the wrong part of your screen on accident.
You can learn more about all Microsoft's iOS and Android beta apps in our guide.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at email@example.com.
When I switched over to the Duo I was expecting the Launcher to be further along than on my other device and was surprised to see the opposite - less features, etc. I do understand why it's this way. Some of the things I'm currently missing: icon customizations and the 4x1 time/weather widget. Other than that, I'm loving the Duo and the launcher and look forward to future updates.
It wasn't exclusive to SD, received both updates on my Google Pixel.
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