Microsoft has just released a feature update roadmap for Microsoft Edge in the next few months. Some of the new features coming to Edge include Tab Groups, price history in the shopping experience, an improved Picture-in-Picture feature, free highlighting in PDF files, and more. You can find listings here. The full list of new features is below.
Free text boxes added to PDF documents
Starting with version 94, Microsoft Edge supports adding free text boxes to PDF documents that you can use to fill out forms and add visible notes.
Launch PWA instead of browser with URL link
Starting with Microsoft Edge version 97, you can choose to launch the browser in a PWA instead of the full native browser.
The ability to categorize tabs into user-defined groups helps find, switch, and manage tabs more efficiently across multiple workflows. To enable this feature, enable Tab Groups starting with Microsoft Edge version 93.
Price history in the shopping experience
Price history helps you decide if now is the best time to buy a product. You can now see price changes on the products you’re interested in on Amazon.com and 9 other retailers, providing a fast, stress-free shopping experience.
Citation support added to Collections
Starting with Microsoft Edge version 95, the Collections experience has been improved, especially for students and researchers. Collections will begin to support citations and reading lists.
New Policy supports more flexibility during Microsoft Edge startup
Starting with Microsoft Edge version 94, enterprise administrators will have more flexibility in the options they choose in their startup policy. This will include the ability to specify a start page, add/remove additional pages, and continue where it left off, and ensure that the set of pages specified by that policy is also open.
View video in Picture in Picture (PiP) mode from the toolbar
Starting with Edge 93, it’s easier to enter Picture in Picture (PiP) mode. When hovering over a supported video, a toolbar will appear allowing you to view the video in the PiP window.
Highlight freely on PDF
Starting with Microsoft Edge version 94, the experience of marking up and viewing PDFs will be improved with the addition of free highlighting. This will allow highlighting parts of the PDF that you may not have permission to comment on as well as scanned documents.
Notifications from web apps show as coming from PWA
Starting with Microsoft Edge version 94, notifications from PWA web applications will no longer appear as coming from Microsoft Edge, but will instead show the name of the web application.
Hide title bar when using Vertical Tabs
Get back a few extra pixels by hiding your browser’s title bar while in Vertical Tabs. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 93, you can go to edge://settings/appearance and in the section Customize Toolbar, select the option to hide the title bar when in Vertical Tab mode.
Automatic translation for unknown languages
Starting with Microsoft Edge version 94, when navigating to a page that is displayed in a language other than the one you have set up, Microsoft Edge will automatically translate the content of the page into your primary language. You are then given the option to return to the original page or turn off other automatic translations.
Initial Preferences in Microsoft Edge
Deploying Microsoft Edge to your business just got easier starting with version 93, with the addition of the feature Initial Preferences.
Improved handover between IE mode and modern browsers
Starting with Microsoft Edge version 95, the transition between the modern browser experience and the IE mode experience will be improved. The referrer header, post data, form data, and request method will now be properly forwarded between the two experiences.
Improved protection on sites like youtube.com. Families using Microsoft Family Safety will soon see improvements to content filtering. Parents will also have more peace of mind knowing filtering settings for allowed sites and blocked sites have also been improved for sites like youtube.com to prevent kids from navigating to unauthorized videos.
Enable multiple EDU sites with one click
When using . mode “Only use allowed websites”, parents will see the option to add educational sites to whitelist with one click.
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