First Microsoft Edge Dev 96 build brings back sending tabs to other devices

Arif Bacchus

Microsoft Edge Dev

It’s Tuesday which means that Microsoft is ready for a new Edge Dev build. This week is the first from version 96, and it is bringing back the ability to send tabs between desktop and mobile devices.  We have a look at everything that you need to know with Dev channel update 96.0.1028.0.

As always, we start with the added features. Other than the ability to send tabs between devices, Microsoft added a shortcut button in Settings to personalize the Web Widget. They’ve also added a setting on iOS to restore tabs on startup and the ability to swipe to close tabs on iOS.

Note that some features are now enabled by default, too. This includes the ability to view downloaded Office files directly in the browser, as well as the ability to edit payment card information prior to uploading it to Microsoft Pay.

With the reliability fixes and changed behaviors, Microsoft squashed a lot of bugs. You should no longer see crashes when popups open, when opening shopping groups, or highlighting text. On mobile, meanwhile, Microsoft fixed a crash when signing into the browser, and when using family safety.

Other bug fixes cover text annotations on PDFs not saving, webpages not being able to be added to collections, over scroll not working, shopping features incorrectly showing in InPrivate mode, and tabs becoming invisible when ungrouping. You can see the full changelog at Microsoft, though we hit the highlights.

Ending with the known issues, Microsoft finally squashed the duplicate favorites issue! This is due to the fact that the favorites deduplication code is now on the mobile versions of Edge. The other known issues cover ad-blocking issues, tabs crashing with a specific error, wobbling when scrolling, and webpages like Gmail crashing with Kaspersky Internet Suite.

Note that since version 96 is now on the Edge Dev channel, version 95 should be going to beta soon. Edge version 94, meanwhile, hit the stable channel back on September 25.