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How to Enable Immersive Reader View in Edge Android

Learn how to enable the reader view or known as simplified view in Microsoft Edge for Android. It displays web content without any design or blocking elements.

The Edge for Android has a reading mode feature known as immersive reading that can be enabled in the Appearance settings menu. It will turn the webpage content into book readable format, eliminating all the design and ads giving a fresh and easy-to-read look. We can also customize the immersive reading layout and change fonts and colors.

Immersive Reader Mode on Edge browser

These days news sites and blogs are bombarded with tons of ads and irrelevant content daily. Though we can block the intrusive ads, even the content formatting and design have been misleading at a time.

Hence, we can enable a reading or simplified view that will only display the text within the blog or news site and eliminate the rest. This is part of accessibility settings that can be very helpful.

With the new and updated version of the Edge Browser, you can now get the immersive reader button in the Browser to view the page in reader mode. It enables when the site is better viewed in the reader mode.

The ads, images, and related content are trimmed down with the edge reader mode, and only the plain text is displayed for consumption. It is the same as reading a novel on Kindle without any graphics.

Enable Reader View

The edge reading mode is a built-in feature within the Edge browser for Android. All you need to do is enable the edge reader mode feature and start using it. Follow the steps to enable the reader mode:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge app for Android.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select the Settings menu from the options list.
  4. Scroll down to the Appearance option, and tap on it.
  5. Enable the toggle button against the option stating, Show the immersive reader button when it is better to view the page in reader mode.
    Reading view in Edge Android for simplified text

The option will enable the feature to request the edge reading view on your browser. You can request the edge reader mode by tapping the URL bar’s reader or book icon.

You can customize font size, color, background, and more within the reader’s view.

Bottom Line

As mentioned, the reader view will automatically trim down the useless ads, images, and design to make the webpage look simple and reader-friendly.

A similar feature is also available in the Microsoft Edge browser on the computer. It even helps in reading the text aloud without any external software program.

What do you think about the Edge Reader mode? Do you use it while reading our blog post?

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Kushal Azza

Kushal is a Bachelor of Engineering, a Certified Google IT Support Professional, and a Digital-Tech Geek. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and creating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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