Picture-in-picture, new parental controls, and news source ratings are included in the most recent Edge beta update for iOS.
During the holiday weekend, when most people were busy celebrating, it appears the Microsoft Edge team was busy pushing new features to iOS beta testers. In the most recent app update, released on December 29th, the beta version of Edge for iOS gained several useful new features, including picture-in-picture support.
With the addition of a picture-in-picture mode, you can now multitask by “floating” a video over the window while browsing the web. This update also includes a new rating flag for the trustworthiness of news sources, as well as parental controls to ensure that children receive a curated list of kid-friendly websites and news sources.
Here’s what’s new according to the release notes:
- While browsing, you can continue to watch a video in “picture-in-picture” mode.
- Edge MMX informs you of the credibility of a news source using a rating flag supplied by NewsGuard.
- In the NTP newsfeed, parents and children can select kid-friendly news articles and websites curated by MSN Kids.
- Each feature can be enabled through Edge’s settings, but it is important to note that the MSN Kids option for news sources is currently only available in the United States.
If you are a beta tester for Microsoft Edge on iOS, you can now download version 42.9.0 via TestFlight. If testing goes well, these features should soon be included in the final version for everyone else.