How to Setup and Customize Homepage Layout in Edge Android?

Learn how to set up the homepage and customize the layout to enable or disable news cards and other elements in the Microsoft Edge browser home screen.

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

Its highly customizable homepage screen allows you to choose from different layout options. You can choose from three preset page layouts or customize according to needs using 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 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. However, you can hide the Articles for You option from the home screen.

However, Microsoft Edge has done a really great job with these options.

How to Customize Homepage Layout in Edge Android?

The customization helps to manage the look and feel of the edge android home screen. It can be clean and minimal to the information 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 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 to customize the homepage layout based on your needs. 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.

However, 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 disable the individual home screen element.

I’m a minimalistic person and hence try to keep things plain and simple. Hence, I’ve disabled everything on my Edge browser home layout option, leaving only the search bar visible.

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 homepage layout in edge chromium android?

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

Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
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8 Responses

  1. Miro says:

    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.

    • Kushal Azza says:

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

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


  2. Martin says:

    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?

    • Kushal Azza says:

      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. //KushalAzza

  3. Martin says:

    Hi Kushal
    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

    • Kushal Azza says:

      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 //KushalAzza

  4. Martin says:

    That is what I did, but…. (Microsoft Forum)

    Thanks anyway!

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