Add or Remove Share Button in Microsoft Edge

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How to Add or Remove Share Button in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft Edge has received a long awaited change - now you can enable Share button in the toolbar. The change has landed in the latest Canary build of the browser, and soon will reach over app branches, including Dev, Beta, and Stable.

This is a long awaited change in the browser. As you may remember, the Chromium-based Edge browser has started with a few features not included into the initial release. One of the is ARM devices support, which made its appearance in the Stable channel with Edge v80. The Share button, along with the Extension Syncing option are two of the most requested features by Edge users.

Starting in Edge Canary 82.0.431.0, you can enable the Share button to be shown in the browser's toolbar. It is disabled by default.

To Add or Remove Share Button in Microsoft Edge,

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Click on the menu button with three dots.
  3. Select Settings from the menu.
  4. In Settings, click on Appearance on the left.
  5. On the right, turn on or off (default) the toggle option Show share button.

You are done!

When the share button is enabled, you can share the page URL with one click via any of the Store apps, or just copy it to the clipboard.

Microsoft recently released the first stable version of Microsoft Edge Chromium to the public. Starting with Edge Stable 80, the browser is available on ARM64 devices. Surprisingly, Microsoft Edge is still supporting a number of aging Windows versions, including Windows 7, which has recently reached its end of support. Check out Windows Versions Supported by Microsoft Edge Chromium.

Interested users can download MSI installers for deployment and customization.

For pre-release versions, Microsoft is currently using three channels to deliver updates to Edge Insiders. The Canary channel receives updates daily (except Saturday and Sunday), the Dev channel is getting updates weekly, and the Beta channel is updated every 6 weeks. Microsoft is going to support Edge Chromium on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, alongside macOS, Linux (coming in the future) and mobile apps on iOS and Android.

Actual Edge versions

The actual versions of Edge Chromium at the moment of this writing are as follows:

You will find many Edge tricks and features covered in the following post:

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

Also, see the following updates.


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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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