Edge Chromium Receives Weather Forecast and Greetings on New Tab Page

Yet another change has been spotted by Edge Insiders. Now, the new tab page can display the weather forecast and personal greetings right on the new tab page.

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The feature must be is introduced in Microsoft Edge Canary 79.0.308.0. Here is how it looks:

Edge Weather Forecast 1 Edge Weather Forecast 2

The information is definitely obtained from the Bing service. It is possible to disable it by turning off the 'Greetings' option for the New Tab page.

Edge Weather Forecast 3

Keep in mind that Microsoft perform Controlled Feature Rollouts, so you may not have these new options in your Microsoft Edge instance.

As you may already know, 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. The stable channel is also on its way to users.

Actual Microsoft Edge Versions

The actual pre-release versions of Edge Chromium at the moment of this writing 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.

Thanks to kevin12314.

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2 thoughts on “Edge Chromium Receives Weather Forecast and Greetings on New Tab Page

  1. Jason

    How do I turn off the weather in ChrEdge 86.0.622.69 stable? I can no longer see the “Show greeting” toggle. :(

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    1. Jason

      On another site I found out that the “Show greeting” toggle is not shown if you don’t log in with aa Microsoft Account, which I have NO intention of doing.

      So PLEASE help all us users who don’t want to log in to block this new and useless anti-privacy ‘feature’.

      Reply

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