With the new Microsoft Edge
new Microsoft Edge, we’re excited to bring you a new browser that delivers world-class performance with more privacy, more productivity, and more value while you browse. In this first build, you might notice some changes as well as some features that were part of Microsoft Edge Legacy but aren't currently available in the new browser.
Here are some features that we’re working on and that you can expect to see in the next few months:
- Hover over tabs to see website previews
- Edit the toolbar to decide what you want to see there like favorites, share, and the home button
- Microsoft Pay integration with autofill
- Find past browser sessions in Windows timeline
- Downloading progressive web apps from the Microsoft Edge Addons Store
- Support for WebVR sites and apps
- PDF features like table of contents, page layouts, read aloud, text notes, and highlighter pen
- Search contextually – highlight an item to search in a pane on a webpage
- More learning tools features like text options, page themes, grammar tools, read aloud, and line focus
- Windows Hello – it allows you to use face, fingerprint, or PIN for authentication instead of a password
- Ability to write directly on web pages (like Web notes)
Here are the features that are not on our roadmap today though we will continue to evaluate based on feedback. For now, we’ve made sure to save any existing data associated with these:
- Setting aside a group of tabs and then restore them
- Creating a reading list where you save articles for reading later
- The hub which used to house favorites, reading list, downloads, and history
- A pane showing you a visual preview of all open tabs
- Opening ePUBS in the browser
- Using Cortana in the browser to give you directions, coupons, song lyrics, etc.
Let us know what you think by sending feedback. Select Settings and more > Help and feedback > Send feedback. Or join the Microsoft Edge Insider community to get access to the latest features we’re working on and help shape the new Microsoft Edge.