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Microsoft’s Edge Browser gets lots of new features in build 14316

Microsoft has just released a new Windows 10 Insider build 14316 for Insider PCs on the Fast Ring, and the latest build brings several new features and improvements such as Bash support, a new dark mode, new emojis, and more. We invite you to read our detailed post about all the new features.

That’s not all the new build brings, however. Microsoft is also detailing new Microsoft Edge features included in this build on its developer website, and we will give you all the details below:

New Microsoft Edge features

  • Drag and drop folders: Users can now upload folders to sites like OneDrive, Dropbox, and Google Drive by dragging and dropping into Microsoft Edge.
  • Better tab behavior on Mobile: Microsoft Edge keeps your tabs under control when you use it with apps on your phone. If you tap on a link in an app that opens a new tab in Microsoft Edge, pressing the back button when you’re done will close that tab, then take you back to the app. Your tabs list stays lean and relevant, by smartly closing tabs you’re done with.
  • Better copy/paste on Mobile: We’ve made a couple of improvements to copy and paste on the phone. When you are typing into an edit box on a web page, you will now be able to use the paste button above the keyboard. Also, if you select text on a web page the copy button will appear immediately near the selection.
  • Better favorites importing: You can now import favorites from Firefox, in addition to Chrome and Internet Explorer. When you import favorites from any browser, they will now land in a separate clearly labeled folder, instead of mixed in with your existing favorites.
  • Favorites tree view: Organizing your favorites is now easier using the new “tree” display in the Hub. You can expand and collapse folders to see the contents of as many or few as you like, and easily move favorites between folders with drag and drop.
  • Download reminders: Edge now gives you a reminder of in-progress downloads whenever you close Edge. This gives you the opportunity to complete downloads prior to closing Edge.
  • Default save location: You can now set where downloaded files are saved by default. Just open “Settings”, choose “Advanced settings”, and find the new option under “Downloads.”

New web platform features

New in the F12 Developer Tools:

  • Accessibility tree view
  • DOM API profiling
  • Extension debugging

New JavaScript features:

  • Default parameters
  • Async\await
  • Object.values and Object.entries

Experimental JavaScript features (enable via about:flags):

  • ES6 Regex symbols

New Web Platform features:

  • Opus audio format
  • Time element
  • Data element
  • Output element
  • Input type = color
  • Canvas Path2D objects
  • Web Speech API (Synthesis)
  • Experimental support for Fetch API (enable in about:flags)
  • Experimental support for Web Notifications API (enable in about:flags)

Known issues in build 14316

Some large downloads may appear to get stuck at 99% completion. You can work around this issue by renaming the file in your downloads after closing Microsoft Edge. This workaround skips security checks on the file, so it should be used only with files from a trusted source.

Some of the new features included in this release have already been previewed last week during Edge Summit 2016, so it’s good to see Microsoft delivering today. Please tell us in the comments what do you think of all these new features.

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What do you think of all these new Edge features?