Microsoft wants you to group apps in folders on your Windows Phones

You might be seeing this on an update for Windows Phone 8.1
Microsoft wants you to group apps in folders on your Windows Phones

Android and iOS users have been dragging and dropping apps onto each other to create folders since the Big Bang. Well, not exactly but you get the idea. Poor Windows Phones users, however, have been banging on Microsoft’s door, wanting the feature on their devices.

That wish could soon be granted by Microsoft. It recently posted, then pulled some information from a Microsoft Windows Phone website article detailing upgrades to the software. This includes native folder support, if you believe the tech giant’s subtle hint at introducing it as part of a revised Windows Phone 8.1 update. 

In specific, the folder creating functionality will be made available to the Start Screen on all updated Windows Phones. It'll possibly work similar to what we’re accustomed to on iOS and Andoroid – simply making folders (and tidying up your home page) by dragging app tiles over each other.

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No, we can't get it now

Microsoft wants you to group apps in folders on your Windows Phones

But don’t be fooled into thinking that it will be made available to you when you upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1. It’s actually a feature that might roll out as a “Windows Phone 8.1 Update”, which means it’ll only be accessible some time after you install Windows Phone 8.1.

We’re not exactly sure when we can expect this new bag trick of Microsoft’s; heck, we don’t even know exactly when the finished Windows Phone 8.1 release will be, although, we’re taking a stab in the dark that it’ll be sometime this coming August (not too long a wait now).

But for those of you in love with the Live Tiles Windows Phone currently offers (we don’t blame you, it’s one of the main things that differentiates it over an Android or iOS) this update might be a bummer for you.

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[Source and image: Engadget]