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Microsoft Launcher Gains Android 10 Gesture Controls

Microsoft Launcher has been updated to version 5.11 with the ability to use Android 10 gestures that recently arrived with the latest Android version.


has rolled out a new update for its application. The popular app has added one important new ability that brings the launcher in line with the newest version of Android.

Specifically, Microsoft Launcher now supports Android 10 gestures. Among the gestures supported are a swipe up from the bottom of the screen to go to the Home screen.

To switch between applications, users can now swipe up from the bottom, hold, and then release. Finally, to navigate back, swipe from either the left or right of the screen.

It is worth noting this latest Microsoft Launcher update bumps the app to version 5.11.

You can check out the full changelog below:

  • Folder and app drawer are more consistent with Launcher theme
  • You can now hide new apps in app drawer
  • General bug fixes and performance improvements

If you want to download Microsoft Launcher, head to the Google Play Store here.

November Update

This is the monthly update for the Launcher following November's version 5.10.

With version 5.10, Microsoft Launcher provides more customization over Theme settings. Four options are included, Light, Dark, System, and Transparent. For this feature to work, users will have to be running Android 9 or newer.

Looking at the dark theme, Microsoft has made improvements with this update. Users will now find it easier to read content when there is not much light in the real-world conditions.

Microsoft has increasingly thrown new features at the launcher. It is now one of the most popular launchers available on Android.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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