Is Microsoft adding a files app to Windows Phone 8.1?

Microsoft has accidentally let slip that it is adding a folder system to its Windows Phone OS, according to a report at The Verge.

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The Verge says that Microsoft has posted (and since removed) a support article revealing that it would be adding a native folder system to the Windows Phone start screen.

This will allow you to drag tiles on top of one another in order to stack them in one place. You can then name the newly created folder something appropriate.

The support article offers the following procedure for creating a folder:

  • On Start Start button, tap and hold a Tile.
  • Drag the Tile on top of another Tile that you want to have in the same folder. You have just created a folder!
  • To name the folder, tap Name folder, and then type whatever name you like.
  • To add another Tile to the folder, simply tap and hold a Tile, and then drag it into the folder.

In other words, exactly the same folder-creating routine that we already have in iOS and Android.

The Windows Phone update is expected to begin rolling out to the public in July or August.






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