Microsoft has started rolling out the version 92 of its Edge browser to the Stable channel today, and this new major release brings some welcome new passwords features. First of all, a new password health dashboard will now tell you if your saved passwords are strong enough or if they have leaked online.
Edge 91 was already capable of sending alerts when passwords are found in an online leak, but this new password health dashboard will let users see at a glance which of their passwords are currently problematic.
Microsoft Edge version 92 will also try to make web browsing more secure with a new option to upgrade navigations from HTTP to HTTPS on domains likely to support this more secure protocol. This feature should help protect customers from man-in-the-middle attacks, and Microsoft is actually catching up to Google which made Chrome version 90 default to HTTPS for most typed navigations that don’t specify a protocol.
Other notable new features in Microsoft Edge version 92 include natural language search for browser history on the address bar, which will let users type things like “cake recipe from last week” to find previously visited pages more easily. The latest version of the web browser will also offer users the option to sync their payment information across devices, which is another welcome addition.
As usual, this latest Edge update is rolling out gradually and will install automatically on your PC, but you can manually check for updates by opening edge://settings/help. Later this year, Microsoft Edge will switch to a 4-weeks release cycle starting with Edge 94, which will launch alongside a new 8-week release cycle option for organizations.