Microsoft has released a preview of the upcoming 5.1 update of its Launcher app to Google Play beta testers, and the updated app includes a host of new features and refinements. Most notably, a few new card options have been added, including Sticky Notes, Microsoft To-Do, and screen time usage, all of which can either be pinned to the Glance page on the left or as separate page on the launcher. Additionally, the “Hey, Cortana” command can also be turned on for users who wish to try it out.
Our last major #MicrosoftLauncher release of 2018 is one of our favorites. We're so incredibly thankful for all of the support and feedback from our customers. With the 5.1 update, we want to say THANK YOU and Happy Holidays!
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— Ezra Park (@ezp4rk) November 21, 2018
The update is the first since Microsoft overhauled the UI in version 5.0, which has recently been released to all users of the app. The last update added Timeline to Android devices, as well as a new Microsoft News screen.
If you’re interested in downloading the update, you can sign up to try the beta, then download the app using our link below. Be sure to leave your thoughts about the new features in the comment area below.