Copilot on Edge for Android now lets users add files for data processing

The feature with its new limitation is now live in Edge Canary for Android.

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It’s been a while since Microsoft updated both Edge and Copilot to support file upload. These features added to the platforms a couple of months ago, allow users to add their local files to Copilot and Edge, and both come with benefits.

For instance, on Edge, uploading files can be a way for faster file transferring, while uploading your local files to Copilot will prompt the AI model to analyze and summarize them, offering you useful insight into the data they contain.

Microsoft introduced the features to both desktop and mobile devices through the Edge browser. However, there is a drawback regarding uploading files to Copilot. According to tech enthusiast, @Leopeva64, who spotted it, the Redmond-based tech giant won’t allow you to upload files larger than 1 MB on Copilot on Edge for Android.

It is similar to its desktop version, as Copilot will also limit you to 1 MB.

However, Copilot allowing Edge users on Android to upload files for it to process them is quite a useful capability. While the desktop version is indeed a bit clunky, in the sense that it’s not so intuitive to use, on mobile devices, it can be quite handy.

Imagine you’re going somewhere, you take a picture with your phone and you ask Copilot certain things about the picture. It’s far more useful, intuitive, and easy to use.

However, the 1 MB limit is indeed a drawback. This means photos larger than 1 MB will have to be edited to fit the requirement, and other files, such as PDF files, or audio recordings will also suffer because of this policy.

There is hope Microsoft will increase the limits in the future, and given just how large usual files are nowadays, the Redmond-based tech giant will most likely do it.

What do you think about this new capability? Do you use Copilot on your Android device?

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