Microsoft Edge Receives Suggestions and Quick Links on New Tab Page

Microsoft has added a couple of new features to the New Tab Page in Edge Canary. The browser now displays quick suggestions when you are adding a website tile to the web site. For already added tiles, Edge displays website updates with quick links, so you can quickly go to a new post. This two useful features are exclusive to Edge and are not available in Chrome.

If you update Edge to Canary build 86.0.580.0, then when you will add a new quick link to the New Tab Page, the browser will tip you with suggestions. Here is how it looks.

Edge Add Link Suggestions On New Tab Page

Here's another change. For supported websites, the New Tab page is able to show recent updates right in the quick link tile. It displays a badge with update count.  If you follow the link suggestions provided by Edge, you will be able to get your hands on this new feature. Just hover over the quick link tile with your mouse pointer to see the updates.

Edge New Tab Page Quick Link Update Badge

Edge New Tab Page Quick Link Update Preview

The Canary branch of the browser is notable for receiving really useful improvements and features. Just recently Microsoft has restored www and https in the address bar which was hidden by Google in the Chromium project and Chrome.

Actual Edge Versions


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You can download pre-release Edge version for Insiders from here:

Download Microsoft Edge Insider Preview

The stable version of the browser is available on the following page:

Download Microsoft Edge Stable


Note: Microsoft has started delivering Microsoft Edge to users of Windows via Windows Update. The update is provisioned for users of Windows 10 version 1803 and above, and replaces the classic Edge app once installed. The browser, when delivered with KB4559309, makes it impossible to uninstall it from Settings. Check out the following workaround: Uninstall Microsoft Edge If Uninstall Button is Grayed Out.

Thanks to Leo for the heads up.

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