Microsoft Launcher Preview Update Adds App Drawer Folders and More

Microsoft Launcher Preview website

Microsoft Launcher Preview has recently received an update that brings some neat features to the launcher, such as the ability to add three rows to the dock and app drawer folders.

Three Rows in Dock

If you’re someone who uses Microsoft Launcher’s docks feature, you’ll be glad to know that it now supports three rows in docks. You can access them by swiping up from the first row. This gives interested users more room to quickly access their favorite apps. While I am not quite a fan of this feature, you may try it out if it intrigues you.

three rows in dock ms launcher

Folders in App Drawer

While folders are usually convenient to group apps on the home screen, some users prefer to keep their app drawer organized. You can group apps in the app drawer with this update. To use the feature, long-press an app, choose “Select” & pick the apps you need in the group, and press the folder icon present at the top. Do keep in mind that folders will exist in a separate section in the app drawer.

app folder ms launcher

Apart from these two main features, the update adds a double-tap gesture to lock screen, a convenient feature addition to seamlessly lock your smartphone. Microsoft says it has also improved app search along with bug fixes.

Below is the official changelog for the update:

  • Add up to 3 rows in Dock
  • Organize your App Drawer with folders
  • Double tap to lock screen
  • Improved app search
  • Fixed bugs and crashes

If you’re interested, you may try out Microsoft Launcher Preview from the link below. Before proceeding, do note that it is an alpha version and you might face occasional bugs and crashes.

Download Microsoft Launcher Preview (Android)

VIA Windows Central
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