If you frequently visit a website or only read on 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 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.
Before a few days, my colleague called me with his problem with storage in his android device, I suggested he uninstall all his apps and instead add the PWA instead of those. I also helped him with the steps to do so.
I personally use the PWA lite app for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. It doesn’t require downloading any app from the Play Store. Just adding the PWA to the home screen will add the app launcher. Isn’t that interesting?
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 shortcut link will automatically open in the Edge (Chromium) browser. The added link to the home screen is an amazing feature!
Here are the steps on how to add a website link to the home screen using the 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 Phone 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.
To delete the short link, tap and hold the icon for the option to Remove or Uninstall from the screen.
Video on Add Link to Home Screen on Edge Android
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Bottom Line: Edge Android Add to Home Screen
Within the Add to Home Screen feature in Edge for Android smartphones, 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.
This helped my colleague to save his storage as after adding the PWA, he uninstalled all the social media apps and used the shortcut links on the home screen instead.
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 to delete the shortcut link on the home screen. Since I use the PWA, a lot of my storage space is left free for other purposes. It also helps in the smooth functioning of my smartphone. Thanks to the add link to the home screen feature on Microsoft edge.
Similarly, we can also create a shortcut link on our computer desktop using Edge (chromium) browser. The link will be created with a favicon and you can move it to different locations on the desktop screen.
Do you create any shortcut links on the edge android browser? What is the website that you have added to the home screen?
How to add a link on the Home Page Screen Using Edge Android?
Launch the page whose link you want to add to the home screen of your Phone. Now, tap on the three dots at the bottom and scroll down the option, and tap on Add to Phone. Next verify the name and tap on Add.
Can I add the link to the home screen automatically from Edge Android?
Yes, the link to the home screen gets automatically added to the home screen from the Edge Android if you choose to do so. Or else you can also long-press the icon and move the link wherever you want.
How can I adjust the link on the home screen from Edge Android?
To adjust the link on the home screen, first, tap on the three dots, then click on add to the phone, and after verifying the name of the site tap on the icon and place it on the home screen wherever you want.