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Why would anyone use Microsoft Edge on their phone? It’s a very good question. For anyone who’s recently set up a Windows 10 PC and tried to install Chrome, Microsoft’s modern internet browser seems a bit forlorn, a bit desperate to be given a go.
Should we pity-use Microsoft Edge on our smartphones, then? There are some reasons why you might at least try it. If you happen to use Edge on your Windows machine, the ability to access your favourites/ bookmarks and browsing history on phone is handy — though Chrome does this, too. If you’ve got the Fall Creators Update, you can click an icon, connect to a device, and have all tabs and content transfer over to that PC immediately: undeniably useful, but hardly a game changer. Of course, you can use voice commands to search the web, and there’s an Incognito Mode equivalent called InPrivate. After about half a day using this app intermittently, we encountered no problems. To be honest, it’s actually decent, and feels far less bracing a change than Edge does on desktop. Is it better than Chrome? Maybe. Is it worth moving from Chrome? No.