Share Open Tabs in Microsoft Edge

How to Share Open Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium

MIcrosoft has released a special extension named 'Tab Group and Share' for Microsoft Edge Chromium that allows sharing open tabs from a browser window. It is possible copy URLs, titles, in a variety of formats.


The extension, available on Edge Add-ons website,  allows you to specify a set of tabs to copy their URLs all at once, and instantly share them via email, social media, or to a few quick presets, that include WhatsApp, LinkedIn, or Microsoft Teams.

The sharing UI allows you to customize the data. Page links and titles can be shared as HTML, CSV, or JSON.

First of all, you need to get the extension installed.

Install the Tab Group and Share Extension in Microsoft Edge

  1. Open the Edge Add-ons website.
  2. Click on the Get button.Microsoft Tab Group And Share Extension Page
  3. Click on the Add extension button in the confirmation dialog.Microsoft Tab Group And Share Add Extension Button
  4. The extension is now installed.

Now, let's see how to use it to share open tabs.

To Share Open Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium

  1. Click the Group Tabs & Share extension icon next to the address bar.Microsoft Tab Group And Share Extension Toolbar Button
  2. In the list of open tab, select (check) tabs you want to share.Microsoft Tab Group And Share Extension In Action
  3. Under Settings, specify if you want to copy all URLs or only traditional http/https links.
  4. Under Export tabs, select which tabs to share.  The extension can share tabs from all windows or from the active window only.
  5. Finally, select the desired sharing format. You can choose between the plain text, HTML, CSV, and JSON.
  6. Click on the Copy to Clipboard or Download as HTML/JSON/etc button depending on the format you have selected.Microsoft Tab Group And Share Extension Download Button
  7. Alternatively, you can use the WhatsApp, LinkedIn, or Microsoft Teams buttons.

You are done!

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

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.

You will find many Edge tricks and features covered in the following post:

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

Also, see the following updates.

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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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