Microsoft Launcher 5.0 comes out of beta, adds major improvements, new features

Microsoft Launcher 5.0 comes out of beta, adds major improvements, new features
One month ago, Microsoft released an important new Launcher update in the beta channel and promised to bring many (if not all) the improvements to everyone as soon as it irons out all the issues discovered during testing.

Earlier today, version 5.0 of Microsoft Launcher came out of beta so that everyone can download it via Google Play Store. There several important new features included in the latest update, but the biggest one is Timeline support.

With Timeline, Microsoft Launcher users will be able to see activities from their PC and phone on their Android handsets, assuming they are logged with the same Microsoft account on the PC and Android phone.

In simpler words, the Windows Timeline activity will now sync between your PC and Android smartphone and will show documents and browsing activity so that you can continue to work or browse from where you left off.

But that's not all, as Microsoft Launcher 5.0 introduces a new Feed layout that includes separate tabs for News, Glance, and Timeline. Also, users will now be able to access their Feed settings from the top of the Feed. It's worth mentioning that the News tab is now powered by Microsoft News and replaces the old News widget in the Feed.

Furthermore, the update adds the option to send emails with multi-turn emailing using Cortana. Last but not least, Microsoft included a new family-related feature, which allows parents to view their kids' real-time location.

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4 Comments

1. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

One of the best launchers out there.

2. KonSkl

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 03, 2016

Cool stuff. That's really gotta be the best launcher apart from action and nova. They only need to integrate better with material design now and it'll be the best in all aspects.

3. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 930; Member since: May 07, 2014

I have been using it for the last two years and I love it. I have set 'People' on the left home screen and most used apps on the right. Disabled newsfeed as it doesn't serve my needs.

4. Sparkxster

Posts: 1247; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Just needs a scrollable dock like Nova and action and it will be perfect.

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