Microsoft Edge’s new Shared Links feature is another reason to ditch Chrome

Microsoft Edge shared links

If you have a habit of sharing links with others or hopping
from PC to PC, Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 is getting a new
feature that will improve the website links sharing experience.

This new feature will basically allow users to find the links
that they copied or shared last time. For example, if you send
and receive a large number of links every day and you don’t
remember what the link was when you need to use them again,
Microsoft Edge’s shared links experience will allow you to
quickly find them.

Currently, finding old links can be difficult and
time-consuming, especially if you don’t use Windows Cloud
Clipboard, as noted by
Microsoft:

“Users spend time and energy trying to find links that have
been shared with them and sometimes shared by themselves,
looking in various apps, checking their email and chat
messages, and sometimes by asking someone else to find or
re-send the link to them.”

The goal of Microsoft Edge’s new feature is to help users save
time and effort by surfacing links shared with/by the user on
the history page.

Microsoft Edge shared links feature

As shown in the above screenshot, Microsoft wants to add a
“Shared Links” item to the navigation bar of Edge to help you
find all the links shared with/by you.

Since the feature is set to become part of the history page,
you can also use the existing search box to find the links
quickly.

Microsoft is still testing the idea, but users should be able
to test it using a new beta extension. Based on the feedback,
Microsoft says they’ll implement it natively on Chromium Edge’s
history page.

However, in our tests, we observed that the Shared Links page
is currently a placeholder and it doesn’t work properly.

In addition to the new link sharing experience,
Microsoft is working on improved Windows Cloud Clipboard,
which will also work with websites open in Edge browser.

Other improvements for Microsoft Edge

Microsoft is also working on a few new improvements for
Chromium Edge. For example, the latest Dev channel update has
added support for resizable vertical tabs, a mini context menu
in PDFs, support for additional in-page translation languages,
and more.

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