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How to Setup and Customize Homepage Layout in Edge Android?

Users generally want their homepage and the feeds of the browsers to look exactly the same way that they want but not all the browsers offer you this opportunity. But with Edge Android, you can change the layout of the homepage as per your wish by simply launching the homepage and then tapping on the top right corner of the screen where you get different page layout options to select from.

The Microsoft Edge chromium has improvised and added a homepage layout that isn’t available on any other chromium browsers like Google Chrome, Opera, etc.

Yesterday, my sister paid a visit to my house on the occasion of the festival. I was browsing a few sites while she was reading when she glanced at my homepage layout. She was stunned to see such a customized layout of the homepage and wanted the same for herself. I decided to help her!

It is a highly customizable homepage that allows you to choose from different layout options. You can choose from three preset page layouts or customize them according to your needs using the Custom Layout option.

Here are the 3+1 Page Layout options available in Edge for Android:

  • Focused — Hide the background image and news suggestion articles.
  • Inspirational — Display background images.
  • InformationalDisplays the news suggestions and background image.
  • CustomEnable or disable modules on the home screen per needs.

Related: How to Customize Homepage Layout in Edge Computer?

As mentioned, the page layouts option is not available in Google Chrome for Android. Nonetheless, you can hide the Articles for You option from the home screen.

However, Microsoft Edge has done a great job with these options that let you change the Microsoft Edge layout.

How to Customize Homepage Layout in Edge Android?

The customization helps to manage the look and feel of the edge homepage layout. It can be a minimal homepage layout based on your needs.

Here are the steps to set up and customize the homepage layout within Microsoft Edge for Android OS:

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge for Android browser.
  2. Tap on horizontal 3bar icon the menu for options at the top right corner to invoke Page layout options.
  3. Choose the Layout options from the list.
  4. You can also choose the Custom layout to modify according to your needs.

Page layout options in Edge Android

This will help you customize the edge layout based on your needs. You can enable or disable the toggle button to personalize the homepage experience of your Microsoft Edge browser on Android.

Bottom Line: Edge Android Homepage Layout

If you need your edge android home screen clean without any news articles, then choose the Focused option. If you want to add a background image, then choose the Inspirational option.

Nevertheless, if you want all the features along with news articles, then choose the Informational option from the layouts. Finally, the Custom option helps in enabling and disabling the individual home screen elements.

I’m a minimalistic person and hence try to keep things plain and simple. Hence, I’ve disabled everything on my Edge browser. I have added some shortcuts of my own for my convenience. Nevertheless, my sister who is an experimental person was able to customize her homepage layout as per her needs. She was extremely happy!

Similarly, you can also customize the homepage layout in the Edge computer browser. All the options that we have mentioned are available in the Edge Chromium PC version.

What do you think about the homepage layout in edge chromium android? Have you made any changes to the home page layout?

FAQs

How to customize the homepage layout in Edge Android?

To customize the homepage Layout in Edge Android, one has to launch the Home page of Edge Android and tap on the top right section of the page. Now, select the layout that you want to choose for your Edge Android homepage.

Can I customize the Home Page of Edge Android?

Yes, you can easily customize the Home Page of Edge Android by tapping on the top right corner of the Edge Home page.

What are the different page layouts available in Edge Android?

The different types of Edge Android page layouts available include focused, inspirational, informational, and custom.

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

WindowsMacOSiOSAndroidLinux
Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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8 thoughts on “How to Setup and Customize Homepage Layout in Edge Android?”

  1. How to set up my own sites icon shortcuts on start page, just like in some other browsers. Or add my own site addresses to most visited pages.

    1. Hi Miro, there is no way to add a site icon to the shortcut page since it’s AI-based.

      However, if you frequently visit the same site again and again, then Edge will automatically add site links as a most visited page.

  2. The “Sandwich” Menu and therefore the Page Layout Option ist missing in Edge on my Huawei mediapad (but not on my Huawei P20Pro…). How come? Any thoughts?

    1. Hi Martin,

      The exact same thing happened when I first install the Edge on my Android phone. I had to kill the Edge from the task manager and reboot the phone. I hope this will fix your issue.

      Also, make sure that you update Edge Android and running on the latest version.

  3. Hi
    Thanks for your fast reply 😃!
    Unfortunately, this did not work for me, neither did a clean reinstall from Google Play after rebooting.
    Maybe it’s just another Huawei issue??
    Best regards, Martin

    1. Ouch! Sorry to hear that, Martin.

      Yes – that might be the case with Huawei, but chances are very rare for a phone manufacturer to inflict the browser elements (unless intentionally done!).

      Anyways, keep trying or you may consider writing a feedback letter to Edge developers.

      Thank you

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