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How to Navigate Backward and Forward in Edge Android

Learn how to navigate to the previous page and move forward to the next page in Microsoft Edge for Android phones using the browser navigation.

Edge browser for Android allows user navigation backward and forward using the arrow buttons on the menu bar. The forward and backward buttons will only be activated when the browser session is active, and the user has navigated through a few pages. Alternatively, you can also use browsing history to access previous pages.

Navigate Forward and Backward on Edge browser

It often happens to anyone when they read through an article or blog, and we click on the link and start reading it. However, we often forget the original topic or page that we came from. Hence, backward navigation helps in moving back to previous pages.

It always happens to me, and I understand it after a while. Hence, I hit the backward navigation button to return to the previous pages I missed reading. Once I am done reading the previous pages, I navigate again to the latest page and continue reading. The navigation helps me move to and fro within the browsing session.

The Microsoft Edge browser has a forward and backward navigation button that helps to browse between the pages. It’s pretty easy and requires no setup.

You can also utilize the new tabs feature to help break the sessions and continue browsing in different tabs without mixing the topics.

Navigate Backward

If you are already reading blogs or news articles and browsing through a few pages by hitting the hyperlinks, hitting the previous or back button will take you to the older page.

Here are the steps to move backward or visit previous pages:

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge on Android.
  2. Navigate through a few pages.
  3. Tap on the Backward Arrow (←) to access the previous page.
    Navigation button on Microsoft Edge for Android

If you keep hitting the backward navigation button, the navigation will take you until you reach the first page you had started with.

Navigate Forward

Once you finish the previous pages, you can continue reading or browsing from the last page using the forward navigation. It will take you to the last page of the session.

Here are the steps to move forward or visit the latest pages:

  1. Launch Edge app for Android.
  2. Navigate through a few pages in the backward direction.
  3. Tap on the Forward Arrow (→) to access the latest page.

It will take you to the last page of the navigation from where you have moved backward. The forward navigation is quite helpful.

Video Guide

Here is the tutorial on navigating backward and forward in Microsoft Edge for Android.

How to Navigate Backward and Forward in Edge Android?

Bottom Line

The Edge for Android has integrated navigation that can help move forward and backward within the web pages. The forward navigation arrow is disabled on the latest page, while the backward arrow is disabled on the first page.

I use the forward and backward navigation buttons to move swiftly between the pages. Especially when I read an article online, it helps me skip back to the previous pages if I want to re-read something that irked my curiosity back then.

Also, we often open many hyperlinks in curiosity to know or learn things. In this way, we end up opening multiple pages, and to return to the page you were reading, you need to continue tapping the backward-facing arrow until you discover the same page.

Similarly, you can utilize the browser navigation to move forward and backward in the Edge computer browser. Navigation is an integral part of web browsing across all web browsers.

Can you imagine how it will be without browser navigation in Edge Android?

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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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