The Microsoft Edge developer team has updated two features of the browser. The recently introduced "Split View" option now supports a vertical layout. The integrated password manager now supports notes and categories.
Over the years, Microsoft has been actively adding new features to the Edge browser. However, users often consider them bloat and not welcome the changes. Despite that, the browser has become overwhelmed with features that only a very small number of users really need and use. So Microsoft now removes features from the browser.
Microsoft is releasing Edge 116 to the stable branch. The browser version 116.0.1938.54 brings with it a detachable sidebar that remains always visible on the Desktop. Besides, Edge 116 introduces Edge for Business, a special version of the browser with enterprise features and options.
The Edge browser is getting a new feature that allows you to export its browsing history to a CSV file. The new option is directly available in both the default history flyout, and on the full view page,
Microsoft Edge for Business, a version for enterprise customers, will become available on August 17, 2023. It is coming along with the stable version of Microsoft Edge 116.
Microsoft is integrating more and more AI-powered features to all its products. The Edge browser is not an exception. It already handles the Bing Chat bot and Windows Copilot, and more to come. In the near future, you will be able to rewrite any text you typed in the Edge browser with help of AI. The process takes just a couple of clicks.
Microsoft has announced extension support in the Edge browser. This new feature allows users to quickly access to frequently used tools and information. Examples of sidebar extensions include note-taking apps, weather widgets, and news feeds. Compatible sidebar extensions will be hosted in Microsoft Store.
Back in 2019, Microsoft removed EPUB from both Edge Chromium and the legacy app version. But the good news is that the company has finally restored it in the latest Edge version 117.0.1989.0 (Canary). So you no longer need a third-party viewer to read the EPUB files.
Microsoft Edge has made changes to help users avoid spammy and misleading website notifications. The Redmond firm collaborates with law enforcement to identify harmful notifications that falsely claim a computer is infected with a virus and trick users into downloading malware disguised as virus removal tools. The change goes live with Edge 113 and above. These versions of the browser will hide such spammy notifications, instead showing an indicator in the address bar.
Bing, the search engine created by Microsoft, will now incorporate AI-generated recommendations. They will appear when you search for products. The suggestions are provided as a table, providing a comparative analysis of similar products from various manufacturers.