Microsoft Launcher Beta 5.6 now available with revamped Settings page, Teams meeting integration

Arif Bacchus

Just one day after Microsoft Launcher version 5.5 went mainstream, a new beta release is now available for download. With the fresh version beta 5.6 release, testers of the popular Android launcher can now enjoy a new integration with Microsoft Teams meetings and see flagged emails right from the Tasks cards.

Full changes introduced with this update can be seen in the changelog below, as seen on the Google Play Store. Keep in mind that Adaptive Icon support is not one of the new features, as it was previously added with yesterday’s version 5.5 update.

  • Adaptive icons support – Now you can have the same look for your app icons with multiple choices for shapes.
  • You are able to join Microsoft Teams meeting in Calendar card in your Feed.
  • You can see your flagged emails from your Microsoft Account or work/school account in Tasks card.
  • Launcher settings experience has been optimized so you can discover and find what you’re looking for quickly.
A look at the revamped settings page and Flagged Emails in the Task card

Teams integration in the calendar card and Outlook integration in the feed card are very welcome additions, helping bring together more of Microsoft’s services in the Launcher. Beta testers will also likely appreciate the easier to understand setting page, as it will make customizing the launcher a bit easier.

Microsoft Launcher version 5.6 beta should be showing up right now in the Google Play Store if you’ve already enrolled as a beta tester. If not, you can grab this latest update right now by clicking the link below, and scrolling to the middle portion of the app listing. Everyone else should expect this update to drop after a period of testing is complete.

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