Microsoft Edge for Android teases ‘On-Device Encryption’, not functional yet

Devesh Beri

According to recent tweets, Edge for Android might soon introduce a feature called “On-device encryption.” Users have noticed this option within the Settings menu, specifically under Account and Passwords. Despite its presence, the functionality seems not yet operational at this stage. This potential addition suggests that Microsoft is enhancing its mobile browser’s security aspects. Notably, this feature isn’t currently available in the desktop version of Edge.

In another latest development, Microsoft finally launched Microsoft Edge for Business, which consists of automatic switching between work and personal browsing.

What is on-device encryption?

Encrypting your data on your device is a security feature that makes it unreadable to anyone without the encryption key. This is called on-device encryption and ensures that your data is protected in case your device is lost or stolen.

Another feature that wasn’t available in Edge for Android till now was “Auto-verify.” This feature isn’t new; it has been in Google Chrome for quite some time. Interestingly, it is now being integrated into the Android versions of Edge, particularly in the Dev and Canary versions. This addition seems significant, as it can streamline user verification processes and improve user experience and security.

via MSPowerUser