Having launched on iPhones, just last month Microsoft announced that its Edge browser would soon be coming to iPads. The good news is that it looks like we’re one step closer to seeing a full release because it appears that the beta for Edge on the iPad is now available where if you’re part of the beta, you can take it for a spin.
To be chosen to be part of the beta, you will have to sign up with Microsoft as a beta tester, after which the app can be downloaded via Apple’s TestFlight app, which for those unfamiliar is where developers can launch beta versions of their app to allow select users to test. That being said if you’re not part of the beta, not to worry as we expect that it shouldn’t be too long before its final release.
The iPad version of Edge is said to be similar to the iPhone version, except that it has been optimized for tablets. However it should be noted that there are some features that it doesn’t support yet, such as iOS 11’s split-screen multitasking functionality, so if you’re someone who is planning on using the iPad as a laptop replacement, perhaps Edge might not be the browser for you just yet.
There is also no tab sync yet, although Microsoft did promise that this would be a feature so perhaps it will come at a later date, but core features like being able to pick up where you left off, like pushing content from the iPad to your PC, will be there, along with light and dark themes.