If you frequently visit a website or only read or consume a few selected sites, then it’s a good idea to keep the shortcut links of those websites on your Android phone home screen.
This will reduce the additional task of searching or looking up for the website every time you launch the browser. Instead, it will automatically create a short link and open the browser with a saved link.
If the website has enabled a progressive web app (PWA) feature, the shortcut icon will act as a standalone native app within the Edge browser.
I personally use the PWA lite app for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. It doesn’t require to download any app from the Play Store. Just adding the PWA to the home screen will add the app launcher.
The feature is also available on Google Chrome for the Android browser.
How to Add Link on Home Screen using Edge Android?
Microsoft Edge Add to home screen will create a shortcut for the quick launch of frequently visited websites. The website shortcuts link will automatically open in the Edge (Chromium) browser.
Here are the steps to add the short cut link on the Android home screen using Microsoft Edge browser:
- Launch the Microsoft Edge Android app.
- Access the website that you want to Add to the Home screen.
- Tap on the icon for the options menu.
- Select the option Add to Homescreen from the list.
- Customize the Title name, if required, and tap on the Add button.
- Select Add Automatically or Tap and Hold on the Icon to place it manually on the Home screen.
The website short link will be created and added on the home screen. You can move the icon on the second home screen or grouping folder.
In order to delete the short link, tap and hold the icon for the option to Remove or Uninstall from the screen.
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Bottom Line — Edge Android Add to Home Screen
Within the Add to Home Screen feature in Edge for Android smartphone, the website short icons are created and placed on the home screen.
If you tap on the shortcut link created on the home screen, it will automatically launch the Edge browser along with the website link.
If a website is enabled with PWA, then a lite standalone app is installed on the phone and placed even in the app launcher. You need to uninstall the app launcher in order to delete the shortcut link on the home screen.
Similarly, we can also create a shortcut link on our computer desktop using Edge (chromium) browser. The link will be created with favicon and you can move to different locations on the desktop screen.
Do you create any shortcut links? What is the website you added to the home screen?
Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.
|Chrome Windows||Chrome Mac||Chrome iOS||Chrome Android||Firefox Linux|
|Firefox Windows||Safari Mac||Safari iOS||Edge Android||Chrome Linux|
|Edge Windows||Firefox Mac||Edge iOS||Samsung Internet||Edge Linux|
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