How To Use Immersive Reader In Microsoft Edge

Microsoft edge has become quite popular lately since the last update. The reason behind this is that it now uses the Chromium engine instead of HTML. This gives it a better overall performance as well as getting additional new features. One such feature is the immersive reader. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will show you how to use immersive reader in Microsoft Edge.

Enable Immersive Reader in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft has included a feature in Edge that allows you to read webpages with as few distractions as possible. The Immersive Reader feature of the browser works by simplifying the layout of text and images and allows the reader to choose how they want to read the online article. Here’s how to use this feature.

Turn on Immersive Reader in Microsoft Edge

You can turn on this feature by following the easy steps listed below.

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Using Immersive Reader

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

    You can do this by clicking on its icon from the Start menu list of applications.Use Immersive Reader In Microsoft Edge

  2. Go to the website you want to read.

    This is the page you will want to use the feature.website to visit

  3. Click the immersive reader button.

    This is the book and speaker button found at the right side of the URL bar.Enable Immersive Reader in Microsoft Edge

Customize text preferences in Immersive Reader

You can change the appearance of the text and background of the article you are reading by following these steps.


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  • Open Microsoft Edge. 
  • Go to the website you want to read.
  • Click the immersive reader button. 
  • Hover the mouse pointer towards the top of the page to reveal the immersive reader toolbar.
  • Click the Text preference button.
  • Use the Text size slider to make the text on the page smaller or larger.
  • Use the Page theme option to change the background color. 

Using the Read Aloud feature

You can have the webpage read out to you by following these steps.

  • Open Microsoft Edge. 
  • Go to the website you want to read.
  • Click the immersive reader button. 
  • Hover the mouse pointer towards the top of the page to reveal the immersive reader toolbar.
  • Click the Read aloud button.

Using the Grammar Tools feature

Grammar Tools can detect the nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs as well as split syllables of the words found in the webpage you are reading. Here’s how to turn on this feature.

  • Open Microsoft Edge. 
  • Go to the website you want to read.
  • Click the immersive reader button. 
  • Hover the mouse pointer towards the top of the page to reveal the immersive reader toolbar.
  • Click Grammar Tools then turn on the desired feature you want to use.

After performing the steps listed above you will successfully use Immersive Reader in Microsoft Edge.

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