Microsoft Edge has got vertical tabs

Microsoft is adding vertical tabs to the Edge browser. The feature is already available to Insiders of the Canary version of the browser, but it is under the A/B testing (controlled feature roll-out), and is enabled for a small select number of users.


The vertical tabs change is one of the most exciting additions to the Edge user interface. Most Chromium-based browsers do not allow customizing the tab row. The only browser that allows you to place tabs on any desired edge of the browser window is Vivaldi. Firefox used to have such an option, but this is no longer possible with its modern versions, due to the radical changes internally made to the user interface of Firefox.

The updated Microsoft Edge browser, as spotted my ALumia, has a special button to move the tab row to the left. With one click the user can make the tabs listed on the left. Here's how it looks.

Edge Vertical Tabs

Then enabled, it lists the tabs as follows.

Edge Vertical Tabs 1

The tab bar is automatically collapsing to tiny tab icons, but it is possible to pin it and make it visible all the time.

Edge Vertical Tabs 2Edge Vertical Tabs 3

Sadly, you can't enable this new feature even with a flag, even if you have installed the latest Canary build (see below). I guess we will get it in our hands in a couple of upcoming Canary releases.

Actual Edge Versions

Download Microsoft Edge

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.

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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.

One thought on “Microsoft Edge has got vertical tabs”

  1. By the looks of it, it does not appear to be saving any space, so what’s the point? You just end up with an empty title bar.

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