Microsoft Edge is getting a new Workspaces feature

Microsoft has announced Workspaces for Edge, which is a set of open tabs that you can share will everyone. The idea of a Workspace is to open links related to a project in tabs, form Favorites, and share with your colleagues. If you open a new tab, it will open for others as well.

Unlike tab groups and collections, a Workspace opens in a new browser window. It also remains available after you restart the browser.

This productivity feature was first revealed in April 2021 to a small select group of Edge Canary users. You had to use a flag to activate them. Now it is available as a public enterprise preview that interested users can join here.

Similar to Tab Groups, Workspace will allow you to rename windows, and assign colors to them. The session is isolated from other browsing tabs and apps. Only users with whom the Workspace is shared can access its data.

Microsoft provides the following usage scenarios:

  • Onboarding individuals to a project or working on projects with multiple teams can be difficult. With so many websites and files emailed back and forth, it’s hard to keep up with everything. Instead of sharing links back and forth, you can create a workspace with a shared set of open websites and working files and send one link to quickly onboard a new individual or to make sure your team is on the same page.
  • If an individual is working on multiple projects, they can create a workspace to organize the open tabs they have for each project. Whenever they want to work on that project, they can easily open its Edge Workspace and have everything they need in one place.

Besides, the official announcement mentions several generally available security and accessibility features in the browser, including Enhanced security mode, live captions, instant answers, and an newer Narrator wit improved reading capabilities. You can find more details here.

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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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