The Canary branch of Microsoft Edge is updated with a new feature. Microsoft is currently testing 'Web Capture', a new option that allows capturing and sharing a portion of a web page.
As spotted by @ALumia_Italia, it is available from the main menu. It allows selecting an area of the currently open web page. Once captured, the fragment appears in a preview dialog, and can be further shared, copied to the clipboard, or saved to the disk. The function is located in the main menu.
The following video demonstrates it in action:
Microsoft Edge - Web Capture pic.twitter.com/yEtWJq9cMe
— Aggiornamenti Lumia (@ALumia_Italia) September 1, 2020
Microsoft may be reviving the ability to annotate web pages which was available in the Edge Legacy app, and is not available in its Chromium-based successor. As mentioned above, it is under Controlled Feature Roll-out, so only a small select group of users is seeing it.
Microsoft Edge is now a Chromium-based browser with a number of exclusive features like Read Aloud and services tied to Microsoft instead of Google. The browser has already received a few updates, with support for ARM64 devices in Edge Stable 80. Also, Microsoft Edge is still supporting a number of aging Windows versions, including Windows 7, which has recently reached its end of support. Check out Windows Versions Supported by Microsoft Edge Chromium and Edge Chromium latest roadmap. Finally, interested users can download MSI installers for deployment and customization.
For pre-release versions, 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. Microsoft is going to support Edge Chromium on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, alongside macOS, Linux (coming in the future) and mobile apps on iOS and Android. Windows 7 users will receive updates until July 15, 2021.
Actual Edge Versions
- Stable Channel: 85.0.564.41
- Beta Channel: 85.0.564.41
- Dev Channel: 86.0.622.3
- Canary Channel: 87.0.627.0
Download Microsoft Edge
You can download pre-release Edge version for Insiders from here:
The stable version of the browser is available on the following page:
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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