Organize your ideas with Collections in Microsoft Edge

Collections in Microsoft Edge helps you keep track of your ideas on the web, whether you're shopping, planning a trip, collecting notes for research or lesson plans, or just want to pick up where you left off the last time you were browsing the internet. Whatever you're doing on the web, Collections can help.

Collections syncs across your signed-in devices, so if you use Microsoft Edge on multiple devices, your collections will always be up to date on all of them. 

Start a collection

On a computer

  1. Select Collections Collections icon at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge and then Start new collection.

    Screenshot of the Collections button on the taskbar

  2. To change the title of the collection, select it at the top of the Collections pane.

    Screenshot of a collection title being edited

When you're ready to start adding content to your collection, you can do this in several ways:

  • Select Add current page to save an entire webpage to the collection.

  • Select and drag an image into the collection.

  • Select and drag a link or highlighted text into the collection.

When you add content to your collection, a card will appear. This card shows useful info at a glance and contains a link to the item you saved, so you can always get back to what you were working on.

On an iOS device

  1. At the bottom of the screen, tap the ... menu and then tap Collections.

    Screenshot of the menu button in Edge mobile

  2. Tap the + button at the bottom of the screen.

  3. Type a name for your collection and then tap Done.

  4. Tap your new collection to open it, and then tap to add the webpage you're currently viewing.

On an Android device

  1. At the bottom of the screen, tap the menu ... and then tap Collections.

  2. Tap the + button at the top of the screen.

  3. Type a name for your collection and then tap create.

  4. Tap your new collection to open it, and then tap to add the webpage you're currently viewing.

Pick up where you left off

Collections lets you easily open pages you saved for later.

On a computer

To open all the items in a collection as tabs in a new window, select Sharing and more Sharing and more icon > Open all.

Screenshot of the Sharing and more button

To open an individual item in a new tab, right-click it and select Open in new tab or Open in new window.

On iOS or Android devices

  1. At the bottom of the screen, tap the ... menu and then tap Collections.

  2. Tap a collection to open it, and then tap a card to open the saved page.

Reorder cards in a collection

On a computer

  1. Select Collections Collections icon at the upper-right corner.

  2. Select a collection to open it.

  3. Select a card and drag it up or down in the list to move it.

On an iOS device

  1. At the bottom of the screen, tap the ... menu and then tap Collections.

  2. Tap a collection to open it.

  3. At the bottom of the page, tap Edit.

  4. Tap and hold Move icon next to a card and then drag it up or down in the list to move it.

  5. Tap Done.

On an Android device

  1. At the bottom of the screen, tap the ... menu and then tap Collections.

  2. On any of your collections, tap the ... button and then tap reorder.

  3. Tap and hold Move icon next to a card and then drag it up or down in the list to move it.

  4. Tap done.

Add notes to a collection

On a computer

  1. To add a note to a collection, select Add note Add note icon at the upper-right corner of the Collections pane, or right-click in the pane and select Add note.

    Screenshot of the Add note button

  2. You can change the font, add bullets, or add headers using the toolbar at the top of the note. When you're ready to save the note, select SaveSave icon.

  3. To reorder content in a collection, including notes, just select it and drag it up or down in the Collections pane.

Note: You can't add notes to collections on iOS or Android devices, but any notes you add on a computer will sync to your collections on a mobile device.

 

Share a collection

On a computer

You can easily share a collection or individual items in a collection with others.

  • To share a collection, select Sharing and more Sharing and more icon > Copy all. This copies all the cards in the collection, which you can paste into an email to share with others.

  • To share a single item in a collection, right-click it and then select Copy to copy the card for the saved item or Copy link to copy the URL.

Export a collection

On a computer

You can export an entire collection or individual items to a Word document or an Excel worksheet. 

  • To export an entire collection, select Sharing and more Sharing and more icon and then select Send to Excel or Send to Word.

  • To export one or multiple items within a collection, select the check box at the upper-right corner of the item. Next, select Share Share icon and then select Send to Excel or Send to Word.

    Screenshot of the check box and Share button

Get suggestions from Pinterest

On a computer

With your permission, Microsoft Edge can find suggestions from Pinterest to add to your collections. When you first open Collections, you’ll see an option to turn on suggestions from Pinterest. You can always turn this on later by going to edge://settings/privacy and selecting Show suggestions from Pinterest in Collections

If there's related content, you'll see suggestions from Pinterest at the bottom of your collection. Selecting a suggestion will take you to the relevant Pinterest Topic page.

If you've turned on Show suggestions from Pinterest in Collections, Collections will perform a Microsoft Bing search using the title of your collection to find relevant Pinterest Topic pages. The browser will not send data about your collections to Pinterest. You can remove these suggestions and stop searches for Pinterest Topic pages by going to edge://settings/privacy and turning off Show suggestions from Pinterest in Collections.

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