Microsoft Launcher gets optimized local search results in new update

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft Launcher has been updated to version 5.8.
  • The update brings an optimized search experience that makes local results easier to access.
  • The update also allows you to add new apps to the home screen automatically.

Microsoft Launches has a new update available. The update brings the app to version 5.8, and it adds a few handy features (via MSPU). The 5.8 update rolled out to beta testers last month, but it is now available to all Microsoft Launcher users.

The new update brings several new features. First, Microsoft Launcher can now automatically add new apps to the home screen on devices running Android 8.0 and above. Second, the search experienced has been optimized to make local results easier to access. Finally, Microsoft Launcher now has Microsoft Intune Fully Managed Devices Support. Here is the complete changelog.

  • Newly installed apps can be added to home screen automatically for devices running Android 8.0 and above.
  • Search experience is optimized so the local results are easier to access.
  • Microsoft Intune Fully Managed Devices Support- IT pros now can configure home screen experiences for managed devices, including wallpaper, home screen apps, app icons placement, and feed availability.

Microsoft Intune support makes it easy for IT professionals to manage and configure devices including wallpapers and homescreens.

To install the update, open the "My apps & games" section within the Google Play Store from your phone and check for app updates.

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