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How to Setup and Customize Homepage Layout in Edge Android

The Microsoft Edge browser for Android offers a homepage layout customization option. We can choose from the preset available layouts or customize them based on the requirement. Personalizing the browser home screen helps disable unwanted elements and improves user experience. The customization will stay even after closing the browser.

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

Yesterday, my sister paid a visit to my house during 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 homepage layout and wanted the same for herself. I decided to help her!

Its highly customizable homepage allows you to choose from different layout options. Using the Custom Layout option, you can choose from three preset page layouts or customize them according to your needs.

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.

As mentioned, the page layout option is unavailable in Google Chrome for Android. 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.

Customize Homepage Layout

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:

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge for the Android browser.
  2. Tap on the More 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 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

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

Nevertheless, choose the Informational option from the layouts if you want all the features and news articles. Finally, the Custom option helps enable and disable the individual home screen elements.

I’m minimalistic, so I 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.

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?

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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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