Microsoft Edge features that will make you want to switch browsers

Microsoft Edge features that will make you want to switch browsers

A new web browser is now part of the Windows system as its default with the same code, and functionality as Google Chrome. Somewhat a copy and more entirely different browser that offers faster loading times, additional security and support, and better compatibility with websites and extensions than its competitor, among other outstanding features. Here’s what you can look forward to in the new Microsoft Edge.

1. Microsoft Edge features: Collections

Collections is a feature that allows you to gather information from different sites, then organize, export, or return to it at a later time. Easily speaking when doing these can be especially difficult if you’re working across several sites and multiple devices.

The Microsoft Edge Collections feature is to click on the Collections button and a drop-down page will open on the right side of the browser. Easily drag and drop web pages, text, images, videos, and other elements into a collection, can be imported to a Word document or Excel workbook.

2. Microsoft Edge features: Vertical tabs

A new handy feature is the Vertical tabs, the features fit a user who likes opening dozens of tabs at once at any given time. From the Google Chrome hovering over or click on one to see which page it’s on, you can easily find and manage your tabs on the side with a single click. You’ll never have to lose track of or accidentally close tabs again.

3. Microsoft Edge features: Smart Copy

Smart cop features allow content from the web and paste it into a document, the common problem with other web browsers the end result is an ugly mess of text that needs to be cleaned up. With Smart Copy this won’t be a problem if you use the new Microsoft Edge. Easy as to select, copy, and paste web content — including any images or links — while preserving its format.

4. Tracking prevention fEATURE

When visiting websites online trackers can collect information about your browsing history, the pages you visit, linkable clinks, search engine and browsing history, and more. The downside with this is that they can do this even when you’re not on the site. The data collected can be used by advertising companies to target you with personalized advertisements and experiences. A breach of your own personal space.

Microsoft's Edge tracking prevention feature is designed to keep you from being tracked by these so-called sites that you aren’t accessing directly. By default it gives you control over the types of third-party trackers to be detected and blocked, thereby give you online privacy.

5. Password Monitor

Online personal credentials are frequently exposed to data breaches and sold on the dark web. Keeping online accounts safe from hackers, Microsoft developed the Password Monitor. The feature notifies if the credentials saved to autofill is on the dark web. Notifying you to take action, a list of all the leaked credentials, and then leading you to a protected site to change password.

6. InPrivate mode enhancements

More than often, extra online privacy is needed when browsing the internet, especially on shared devices. The InPrivate mode, your history, cookies, and site data are automatically deleted once you finish a web browsing session. Additionally, these searches aren’t tied to your account, not like the Google chrome that it is tied on your Gmail account, deleting search or browser history is not needed.

7. Immersive Reader

Built into Microsoft Edge, Immersive Reader feature, its function allows making reading online easier and more accessible by removing distractions on the page and creating a simplified environment. Gives access to a variety of capabilities, including hearing the text read aloud or adjusting text size.

8. 4K and Dolby Audio

If you are the type who enjoy watching stream dramas and movies or viewing latest series on Netflix or just want a high-definition entertainment experience when viewing content online, then this 4k and Dolby audio feature is for you. Microsoft Edge is the only browser on Windows 10 that lets you watch Netflix in stunning 4K resolution and supports Dolby Audio and Dolby Vision.

9. Give with Bing

Bing now comes with a Give Mode feature that allows you to support the causes you care about by simply searching using the search engine. As part of the Microsoft Rewards program, you can earn reward points for searches and donate these points to one out of more than a million nonprofits to choose from. This includes the CDC Foundation and other organizations supporting the COVID-19 response.

10. Easy switching

Microsoft Edge is available to download for different OS, Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. Easily copy or migrate your bookmarks, form fill information, passwords, and basic settings to the new Microsoft Edge with just a single click.

To learn more about the latest features of Microsoft Edge and how to enjoy these benefits on your business computers, contact us today.