On the occasion of turning one year of launch, Microsoft has announced a bunch of new features to its Chromium powered Edge browser. These include new wallpapers, sleeping tabs, a quick look into new emails, an upgraded password manager, and multi-device sync. All these put Edge browser almost on par with Google’s Chrome.
Edge Browser New Features
Microsoft has pushed one of the biggest ever updates to its Edge browser since its inception. While most of the announced features are already available in its arc rival, Chrome, they’re new for Edge users thought. And since Edge is lighter than Chrome and integrates well with Windows 10, these features are welcomed.
While Edge is already praised for using fewer RAM resources than Chrome, it may now use even less through the sleeping tabs feature. Under this, the browser will blackout the background (inactive) tabs by not supplying any processing power to them, and letting the active tabs and system work efficiently.
Users can now choose from a set of 24 new wallpapers, including the themes from Halo, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and Forza Horizon designs. These give you a more appealing look while you’re on the browser homepage.
A quick look into Outlook E-mails
Edge has a new window on the browser’s homepage, which keeps the latest emails at the top to have a quick look at them. This saves the time of loading the email client, thus useful.
Upgraded Password Manager
Edge browser is now capable of detecting the forms on a page and autofill saved credentials and details. Also, it can now search the dark web to let you know that any of your passwords have compromised or not. Further, it will now suggest users a strong password for better security.
Syncing Across Devices
It’s a much-needed feature. Users can now sync all their saved credentials and even open tabs across devices like Android, iOS, and desktop clients of Edge browser.