Edge Chromium Receives Weather Forecast and Greetings on New Tab Page

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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.

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

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.

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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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.

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

    1. 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’.

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