Finally, a new update is rolling out for the Microsoft Edge web browser. It notably, brings history and tab sync to a wider range of users.
With the help of this new Microsoft Edge feature, users can sync their browsing activity to additional devices on different platforms. Meaning you can sync your history and tabs on Windows 10, macOS, or mobile (iOS and Android).
Moreover, as noted by The Verge, this new Microsoft Edge history and tab sync update is rolling out via OTA gradually. So, it will take some time before being available for all users.
Users in the UK, are allegedly amongst the first ones to receive this new update. If you are also fortunate enough to pick this new Microsoft Edge history and tab sync update, then you have to trigger this feature manually.
You can do that by heading over to Settings>> Profiles>> Sync and enable "History" and "Open tabs" in the options. There you’ll see an option for History as "Review the web pages you’ve visited in Microsoft Edge."
While for Open tabs you will see an option "See the same open tabs when you switch between devices." As already mentioned, not all users will have this feature yet.
Microsoft Edge users on Android or iOS can also follow the same path to enable this history and tab sync feature.
Microsoft Edge history and tab sync feature first rolled out for devs and beta channel
This feature was long-awaited by the Edge browser users. FYI, Microsoft initially launched the Chromium-based Edge browser back in January 2020.
It promised back then, that the history and tab sync feature will be soon available for the browser. However, the features were delayed, and back in November 2020, it started rolling out for devs and beta channels.
Thankfully, this new feature is making its way to the end-users via the stable channel. Microsoft Edge has been revamped and is now a good alternative to already established Google Chrome and Apple's Safari web browser.
Besides, the Microsoft Edge browser has some handy in-built tools as well. Apparently, it has tools to show the best deals on shopping, improved security, and a helpful screenshot tool allowing users to mark up and add comments.
Additionally, Microsoft is also testing a group tab collapse feature, password breach notifications, and sidebar search.
The sidebar search feature will allow users to select text directly on the webpage to quickly see search results. This would negate the need of having to navigate away from your current page.
If you are on Android, then you can download the latest version of the Edge browser, by heading over to the Google Play Store by clicking here.