Microsoft Edge Canary and Dev now provide better site information thanks to Bing data

Microsoft Edge has started testing a new update that aims to provide better site information to users. The feature was spotted by Reddit user Leopeva64-2 in Edge Canary and Dev channels, but it’s currently available to a subset of Edge insiders.

The Site information menu in Microsoft Edge lets users identify and validate the authenticity of a website. Currently, it provides details about the connection, security, certificate validity, and more. However, the Edge Insider team has recently added Microsoft Bing integration to this flyout menu to include additional parameters about founders, parent company, when the site was founded, supported languages, and links to any relevant social feeds.

Microsoft Edge Canary and Dev now provide better site information thanks to Bing data - OnMSFT.com - September 9, 2021
Source: Reddit

If you’re an Edge Insider, you’ll be able to turn on this feature by heading to Settings and then clicking the “Privacy, search, and services.” Now enable the “Turn on site safety services to get more info about websites you visit” toggle button. Finally, navigate to the address bar and then click the lock button as shown in the screenshot.

This new security feature should provide an additional layer of security protection to help users protect themselves from malicious websites. That said, this capability is not available for all Edge Canary and Dev channel Insiders just yet, and it may be a while before it becomes available for everyone.

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