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How to enable built-in PDF Viewer in Microsoft Edge on Android

In this article, we explain how to enable the built-in PDF viewer in Microsoft Edge on Android. Microsoft has added an integrated PDF viewer to the Android version of the Edge browser. This may be a small advantage over Chrome, which does not offer such a thing on mobile. Google’s solution is to use a viewer offered by the Google Drive app. For those who don’t have GDrive or any other PDF viewer installed, Microsoft’s browser can be very useful.

Since the PDF viewer in Edge for Android is still a work in progress, it is hidden behind a flag. Also, it is currently only available in Edge’s Dev and Canary channels. At the moment, it doesn’t offer much. There are no customization options, but it does its main job displaying the contents of PDFs as a PDF reader

As soon as you download a PDF file from the Internet with Edge for Android, the file is automatically opened in the built-in PDF viewer. If you want to try it, you must first enable a flag. Make sure you have the latest Edge Canary or Dev installed on your smartphone before proceeding. You can even take long screenshot in Microsoft Edge on Android  

How to enable built-in PDF Viewer in Microsoft Edge on Android

Step 1: Tap in the address bar, and type or paste the following URL: edge://flags/#edge-miniapp-pdf-viewer.

Step 2: Select Enabled from the drop-down list for the Trigger Mini App Pdf Viewer option.

Step 3: Restart Edge on Android

Step 4: Now, click on any link to a PDF file.

Step 5: Once you download it, it will open full screen in the viewer of Edge for Android.

Final Words

We hope you understood this guide on how to enable built-in PDF viewer in Microsoft Edge on Android. . From now on you can only open, share and delete the downloaded file in an external app. Microsoft will eventually add more features after making the basic functionality stable enough for everyday use. It will be interesting to see Google’s reaction to this change in Edge.Apart from that, if you don’t use Microsoft Edge for some reason, you can also enable PDF viewer in Google Chrome

I hope you understand this article, How to enable built-in PDF Viewer in Microsoft Edge on Android.

James Hogan
James Hogan
James Hogan is a senior staff writer at Bollyinside, where he has been covering various topics, including laptops, gaming gear, keyboards, storage, and more. During that period, they evaluated hundreds of laptops and thousands of accessories and built a collection of entirely too many mechanical keyboards for their own use.

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