Microsoft Edge for iOS is getting one huge improvement

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Microsoft Edge on iPhone
Microsoft Edge makes search even easier.
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Microsoft Edge has been slow to match Safari’s feature set since making its debut on iOS last November. But it’s about to get one big feature that was sorely lacking: a built-in ad blocker.

Adblock Plus integration will be available in an upcoming Edge update, alongside visual search, book reading improvements, and more.

Edge certainly isn’t the browser of choice for the vast majority, but if you’ve made the switch on Windows 10, then it makes sense to use it on mobile, too. And with every update, Edge for iOS gets even better.

Edge will block online ads

Microsoft is now testing a new version of Edge for Android and iOS that has Adblock Plus baked in. That means you’ll be able to browse your favorite websites without having to endure pesky ads.

The update also adds visual search, which lets you find contact information, identify landmarks, or find similar images based on a photo. In addition, Microsoft has made some neat improvements to book reading and enhanced performance.

You’ll need to be an Edge beta tester to enjoy these features now, but a future update through the App Store will make them available to all. Microsoft hasn’t confirmed when that will be available, but it shouldn’t take too long.