Here’s what’s coming next for Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge

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Email Twitter: @abacjourn Feb 17th, 2020 inNews

Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge browser launched last month, but Microsoft is still working to perfect the experience and add new features. As a result, the company has published a roadmap, showing what features are coming in the weeks ahead (via MSPoweruser.)

This roadmap was shared on the Tech Community, and the features mentioned therein are all elements that Edge insiders have shown the most interest in. These range from the syncing of browser extensions, read aloud of PDF files, Linux support, and much more. Here’s a quick look at what Microsoft is working on.

  • Planned for Febrauray: Favorites sync issues, including sync not working, deleted favorites reappearing, and favorites being duplicated
  • Planned for February: Enable sync of installed browser extensions between devices
  • Planned for February: Option to set a custom photo as the New Tab Page background photo
  • Planned for February: Need for better handling of links when there is more than one profile
  • Planned for Summer: Enable sync of browsing history between devices
  • Planned: Edge cannot find devices to cast media
  • Planned: Make Edge available on Linux
  • Planned: Support read aloud of PDF files
  • Planned: Provide option to keep specific cookies when choosing to clear browsing data on close
  • Planned: Add the ability to ink on web pages
  • Planned: Add an option to add a share button on the toolbar

Other items in this list include options to support themes from the Chrome Web Store, support for Microsoft’s Fluent Design, as well as a popup to ask users if they want to close all tabs when they close a browser window. You can see the full list here, and take part in the discussions to help shape the future of Microsoft Edge.

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