‘Apps for websites’ now appears in Windows 10 settings

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

When you open certain websites on your smartphone, its OS usually offers you the option to open the official app of that website instead for better performance. Microsoft is working to bring this possibility on Windows 10 PCs,  introducing a way to redirect certain websites to open through an app instead.

As Microsoft says, there are currently no websites or apps that support this feature. However, the latest Windows 10 Preview build 14342 brought the new settings page in which apps for websites will be listed. This is similar to the ability to reset apps in Windows 10 which debuted in one of the previous builds but still isn’t fully functional.

To access the settings page where you can manage apps for websites, go to Settings > System > Apps for websites. From here, you can manage apps and choose which sites you want opening through a certain app — of course, only when they arrive for Windows 10.

Since Microsoft teased us with this feature, we assume development of these kinds of apps is in progress. We hope that the first apps of this kind will arrive soon in some of the future Preview builds and that as many apps as possible will be released before the Anniversary Update.

You can tell us in the comments: which sites would you like to see in the form of a UWP app on Windows 10?

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