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Add Site Shortcut Link to Phone Screen in Edge on Android

Do you want to add a frequently visited site to the device's home screen using the Edge app? Learn how to create an Android home screen shortcut.

If you visit the site frequently, you can bookmark the URL or add it to your favorite within your Edge app.

Alternatively, you can add the site link to the Android phone home screen as a site shortcut link, launching the link directly into the browser.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to create site shortcut links for the phone’s home screen using the Microsoft Edge app.

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How to Add Link on Home Screen with Edge Android?

Add a Link to the Device’s Homescreen

The Add to Home screen will create a shortcut for quickly launching frequently visited websites. The website shortcut link will automatically open in the browser app. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Edge app for Android.
  2. Access the website you want to Add to the Home screen.
  3. Tap the More horizontal 3-dots icon for the options menu.
  4. Select the option Add to Phone from the list.
    Add to screen in Edge Android
  5. Customize the Title name, if required, and tap the Add button.
  6. 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.

To delete the short link, tap and hold the icon for the option to Remove or Uninstall from the screen.

Bottom Line

Within Edge’s Add to Home Screen feature for Android smartphones, the website’s short icons are created and placed on the home screen.

Tapping the shortcut link created on the home screen will automatically launch the Edge browser and the website link.

Similarly, we can create a shortcut link on the home screen in Edge on the computer. The link will be created with a favicon, which you can move to different locations on the desktop screen.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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