Microsoft continues to work on further improvements for the Edge browser on non-Windows platforms, and iOS seems to be the next in the series to receive a number of improvements.
Today, the giant software company has released a new update for Microsoft Edge on iOS, with some of the features already available on the Android version, but it also includes exclusive tools.
First of all, this new version of Microsoft Edge for iOS introduces smart visual search. This feature is already part of the Android browser offered by Microsoft and allows users to search the web using a photo. This works surprisingly well for landmarks as Edge can retrieve details of a particular location simply by taking a photo with your phone.
This feature is also available in Microsoft Launcher and powered by Bing, although in this case the search should be done from the search bar by simply clicking on the camera icon. Intelligent Visual Search also supports contacts and search for photos similar to those you used to search.
In addition, this update introduces support for "paste and go" and "paste and search" in the address bar. This means you can simply copy a word or phrase from a different place and then paste it into the address bar to automatically load a website or search.
This is a feature that has long been released on a desktop and is already available in other mobile browsers and is definitely a useful addition to Edge users. At this point, it is not yet available on Android.
Keep in mind that these features are still part of the Microsoft Edge beta build for iOS and the company should present them to everyone else in the near future, depending on how fast the test process progresses.