Swipe navigation gestures return to Edge in latest internal Windows 10 builds

Zac Bowden


If you’re a tablet or phone users who absolutely loved swiping between webpages with Modern IE on Windows 8, I have some good news for you. The latest internal Windows 10 builds have finally reintroduced this feature in Edge, allowing for super easy webpage navigation much like before!

This functionality works for both Edge on mobile and Edge on tablets, 2-in-1s and desktops with touch screens. The UI has been much improved over how it looked in Modern IE on Windows 8 too, with actual arrows and a nice smooth animation that slides back and forth between webpages.

Swiping from left to right (and vice versa) on a webpage reveals this UI and immediately loads the previous (or next) page

Swiping between webpages has been a top requested feature for Edge, ever since Microsoft killed Modern IE. The Modern IE experience was arguably one of the best on the market when it came to tablets and phones, with a very simple user interface and easy navigation.

It’s good to see Microsoft finally bringing back some much needed features for tablet users. This functionality has just shown up in the very latest rs1_release builds, so it shouldn’t be long before Insiders are back swiping between webpages like the old days.