Microsoft Launcher v6 adds landscape mode, and more

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The latest update for Microsoft Launcher v6 is now rolling out with a number of fixes and support for landscape orientation for your homescreen.

Unlike Microsoft Launcher Preview, v6 is part of the stable update path, so you don’t test features until a larger rollout. It should roll out right now along with a number of extras that will improve your launcher replacement (via Android Police).


[Update 08/25]: So, after a long wait for the features to arrive in the stable version, Microsoft Launcher v6.2.200706 is now deployed via the Google play store with all the new features in tow. This means that if you weren’t aware of the beta path, you can get the new Microsoft feed, landscape layout support, and all-new wallpapers just by updating (via Android Police).

For those who weren’t fans of removing folder and icon scan actions, you might want to skip this update and potentially stick with an older version for now. We do not know if the functionality will be restored in a future beta or stable release.


Of course, the addition to the title is that of support for landscape orientation, which means you can tilt your device and have all of your widgets and icons move, whatever orientation you prefer. interact with your device. You can check out the full changelog below:

  • Landscape mode support
    • Update Microsoft Food design
    • Beautiful wallpapers
    • Improved performance
  • Correction in this version:
    • Add up to 3 lines in Dock
    • Organize your app drawer with folders
    • Double tap to lock screen
    • Improved application search
    • Fixed bugs and crashes

Microsoft Launcher v6 also brings a host of new wallpapers to adorn your homescreen. You can find them in the Bing and Microsoft folders when applying a wallpaper in Microsoft Launcher settings.

The latest new inclusion is an updated design from Microsoft Feed, which now closely resembles the OnePlus shelf considered part of the OnePlus Launcher. Microsoft Feed lets you add all of your Microsoft accounts and services for quick access from one convenient place. Although it is interesting to note that this feature is still technically in beta.

You can download and install Microsoft Launcher v6 now from the Google play store or enter them now by joining the Beta program.

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