Microsoft Edge History and Tab Sync Features Start Rolling Out

Microsoft has started rolling out history and tab syncing features for its Edge browser, almost a year after the app's official release on Mac and Windows.

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The new features enable users to sync all the web pages they've visited to every device on which they're signed into Edge, whether that's Mac, iOS, Windows, or Android.

The toggles for the two features in Settings -> Profiles -> Sync were previously greyed out, but users in the United Kingdom are starting to see them become accessible.

According to The Verge, the U.K. is one of the first markets to get the history and tab sync features, which will eventually come to more countries as the rollout expands.

Despite the lack of many sync features since its release, Microsoft Edge has won over many users with its frequent feature updates and tight integration of Microsoft's design language with the design language of macOS.

Microsoft has already updated Edge with native support for Apple Silicon, bringing optimized performance to Macs with the M1 chip.

Top Rated Comments

dw2 Avatar
18 months ago
Edge is a great browser. The Collections feature is worth the price of admission.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hagjohn Avatar
18 months ago

Microsoft has already updated Edge with native support for Apple Silicon (https://www.macrumors.com/2020/12/17/microsoft-edge-native-support-for-m1-macs/), bringing optimized performance to Macs with the M1 chip.

That is a bit misleading... Unless you read the story in the link, you do not know its Canary build, not released Edge version.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thejadedmonkey Avatar
18 months ago

No privacy information. I think they can read everything
Why don't you read the privacy policy?

Microsoft Privacy Statement – Microsoft privacy ('https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement')
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thejadedmonkey Avatar
18 months ago

And what’s the strong point compare to chrome ? (Unless for some who doesn’t like google)
* Better memory management
* Better CPU/tab management
* Better battery life (due to memory and CPU management)
* Collections feature
* Edge specific extensions (in addition to Chrome extensions)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
darkpaw Avatar
18 months ago
It is only because we have left the shackles of the EU that the UK can now get history and tab syncing features in Microsoft's Edge browser. /s
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thejadedmonkey Avatar
18 months ago

collects data necessary to provide features you request
That's no different than any other cloud sync service provider, which is pretty much given when you use some form of cloud sync. I don't see anywhere in the privacy policy that Microsoft can read or otherwise browse that data though.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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