The Edge Sense which is popularly known as the squeeze function is one of the main highlights of the HTC U11. Using this, users can take a quick snap by squeezing the sides of the phone. Now with its new update, HTC is adding support for a lot of new features and third-party apps as well.
Starting now, HTC will be rolling out an update for the U11 which will bring new features to Edge Sense. Earlier users could switch between cameras or take photos with this, but going forward similar support will be brought for Facebook and Instagram.
“With the original Edge Sense, you could quickly launch an app or snap a photo with just a squeeze. Now you can use Edge Sense as an alternative to tap or double tap features within your favorite apps”, said HTC on their official blog.
Similarly, Edge Sense can also be used to interact with Google maps where it allows users to zoom-in on the maps. Another great addition support for multimedia playback, users can play and pause music with a squeeze in the background, even if the screen is off.
This is Just the Beginning For Edge Sense
HTC is working hard on the Edge Sense feature and has baked-in support for six popular apps including Facebook, Instagram and Google Maps to name a few. But for advanced users there is support for customisation and users can map Edge Sense to work with their favorite app.
The company also said, “The update is an opt-in program that will continue to grow as we look to perfect this experience. It’s also a chance for you to provide your feedback so we can continue to incorporate and refine the features that you want”.
Edge Sense is a big differentiator for U11, considering the fact that most top tier smartphone now offers identical hardware and software features. HTC has promised support for more apps in the future and better experience as well.