Chromium-based Microsoft Edge allows users to install PWAs

A couple of weeks back, we reported that Google is working on a new feature that will allow users to install PWAs directly from PWA supported websites. Since the feature was added to Chromium base, Microsoft can also take full advantage of the feature.

With the first release of Chromium-based Microsoft Edge, the company took advantage of the feature and allowed users to install PWAs. To install PWAs, you will need to follow the steps below.

  • Open the hamburger menu (…) and select Apps and click on install.

  • This will open another pop-up asking you to name the app.

  • Once done, click on Install. Once the installation is done, the PWA will open in a separate window as an app.

  • You can always go back to Apps>Manage apps to remove or open the app again. Edge will also create a shortcut for the PWA on desktop.

For mobile websites, Microsoft will show an install option on the address bar which you can click to install the apps directly without going into apps. However, this will only work on mobile websites. You can try it by opening on Microsoft Edge. By giving users the ability to install apps, Microsoft is making sure PWAs are popular than ever and users can take advantage of the websites that support PWAs.