Cortana can now launch Google, Yahoo! and Wikipedia for you


Previously in Windows Phone 8.1 and earlier iterations of Windows 10’s Cortana, you couldn’t ask the personal assistant to launch websites directly. In the former you would have to first pin the website to the start screen, in the latter, you would have to pick it up from search results.

However, in playing with Windows 10 Mobile’s Cortana, we discovered a new feature that Microsoft has yet to announce – possibly because it is still being developed.

If you say the name of a site to Cortana, it will open the homepage for you. You don’t need to append .com or .net. or any other tlds. As we indicated above, the feature is quite limited at the moment and works with a select few sites. So far we’ve verified Google (and not Bing for obvious reasons), Yahoo, Facebook(But not twitter)  Pizza Hut (and not Dominos) and Wikipedia.

Try it out and give Microsoft feedback in the feedback app and discuss in the comments below.

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