Beta app update brings customizable per-app actions to HTC U11's squeezable Edge Sense


Hey, got an HTC U11? If so, then you'll likely be delighted to know that HTC is finally opening up the slightly-gimmicky Edge Sense feature to owners of the U11. In case you haven't used this feature, physically squeezing the frame of the device allows you to quickly launch the camera app, squeeze to take a screenshot, toggle the flashlight, or open the app of your choice.

Thanks to a recent beta update to the Edge Sense app that manages the squeezy feature, owners of the HTC U11 are allowed to customize it to their heartfelt content. Users are now allowed to create their own squeeze actions for almost any app they have on their phone. For example, Edge Sense will zoom in on any photo in the Google Photos app when you squeeze the HTC U11; in Google Maps, users will be able to quickly zoom in and out on the map; in Twitter, this will open up up their mentions, and so on.

Those are default presets created by HTC, but the best bit is that users can manually map any action to Edge Sense. Once a new app has been added inside the Edge Sense app, the user will be able to assign any action to the feature by utilizing a pop-up overlay and required to either tap or double-tap anywhere within the app, which is as convenient as it goes.

Be advised that while this feature is a beta one still, HTC U11 users will likely get it the official way in the coming weeks should it prove to be devoid of any game-breaking drawbacks and issues. 

source: The Verge

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