Microsoft Launcher gets more customizations in the new beta update. The development team updated the launcher for Android to version 4.9 (beta) with a series of small changes and improvements. The new update will make it more customizable and powerful, which will improve overall performance of the launcher.

According to the changelog, version 4.9 beta will improve home screen import logic, lets you sort apps alphabetically in folders, and includes new gestures option that lets you quickly lock the Home screen. This update will also bring an option to display names of apps or folders in your dock.


Microsoft Launcher

What’s new in Microsoft Launcher 4.9 beta?

  • Improved home screen import logic
  • Sort apps alphabetically in folders
  • Display names of apps or folders in your dock
  • Customizable gesture for pressing the home button from the home screen
  • New gestures option that lets quickly lock home screen

The Microsoft Launcher is a best Home screen replacement app for Android with good customization options. It is completely free (no ads), simple, fast and consumes very less memory and battery. Microsoft updated the app frequently with new features and improvements.

Recently, the team updated the launcher with custom daily wallpapers along with Bing daily wallpaper, wallpaper scrolling, badge notification, lock screen calendar notification, Cortana integration, and more.

Though this new update is minor, it will definitely improve overall performance of the already popular launcher.

If you are interested, you can download latest stable version of Microsoft Launcher from Play store. If you want to try out new features right away, then you need to become a beta tester.

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