Xiaomi’s MIUI continues to be one of the most popular custom ROMs, with over 250 million users across the globe. While Xiaomi has added a lot of features to the ROM over the last two years, a key omission has been the app drawer. It was particularly frustrating to see that the POCO Launcher had an app drawer, while most MIUI users had to resort to using a third-party launcher to access the same.
However, it looks like Xiaomi is finally set to add the app drawer into MIUI. According to screenshots received by the folks over at XDA, MIUI build 22.214.171.1245-06141703 comes with the option to switch to an app drawer, with a dedicated button at the middle of the dock allowing users to pull up the drawer.
Unlike most recent phones, it doesn’t look like you’ll be able to swipe from the bottom of the home screen to launch the app drawer, or use the same gesture to collapse it. Instead, there’s a downward-facing button to do so, and you’ll also be able to use the back button to go back to…