Edge Canary Adds New InPrivate Text Badge, New Sync Options

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A new Canary build of Microsoft Edge Chromium allows quickly identify when running in Private mode. A new text badge appears next to the address bar. Also, a few new options appear for the Sync feature.

In addition to the small InPrivate icon, Edge now shows a badge with the 'InPrivate' text. Here's how it looks.

Also, the browser now allows to sync saved addresses, phone numbers and passwords.

Both features are available starting in Edge Canary The second feature is gradually rolling out to Chromium Edge users, so it might be not available right now in your browser.

Microsoft Edge, the default web browser of Windows 10, is moving to a Chromium-compatible web engine in the Desktop version. Microsoft explains that the intention behind this move is to create better web compatibility for customers and less fragmentation for web developers. Microsoft has already made a number of contributions to the Chromium project, helping to port the project to Windows on ARM. The company promises to contribute more to the Chromium project.

The browser installs updates automatically. Also, you can manually check for updates by visiting the menu Help > About Microsoft Edge. Finally, you can grab the Edge installer from the following page:

Download Microsoft Edge Preview

At the moment of this writing, the latest Microsoft Edge Chromium versions are as follows.

I have covered many Edge tricks and features 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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