How to pin a website to Start menu with Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
Starting in Edge 87.0.663.0, the browser has received one more earlier planned feature - the ability to pin open websites to the Start menu. It is a nice addition to the ability to pin URLs to the taskbar, which exists in Edge for quite a long.
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, upcoming Linux and mobile apps on iOS and Android. Windows 7 users will receive updates until July 15, 2021.
Microsoft has mentioned the site pinning feature in the latest roadmap for the Edge browser.
So, now the feature is already available in the browser.
To pin a website to Start menu with Microsoft Edge in Windows 10,
- Open Microsoft Edge.
- Navigate to a website you want to pin to the Start.
- Click on the Settings button (Alt + F).
More tools > Pin to Startfrom the menu.
- Enter the desired name for the Start menu tile.
- Confirm the operation by clicking on Yes in the next prompt.
- A new tile will appear in a few seconds in the Start menu, pointing to the website of your choice.
Actual Edge Versions
- Stable Channel: 85.0.564.70
- Beta Channel: 86.0.622.36
- Dev Channel: 87.0.658.0
- Canary Channel: 87.0.663.0
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
Thanks to Leo for the heads-up.