What you need to know
- Continue on PC lets you easily move your mobile browser activities to your PC.
- The feature is going away starting July 27, 2021.
- Microsoft Edge may be poised to fill the feature void.
Continue on PC started life as a celebrated feature built around the idea of "what if you could seamlessly continue your Android or iOS web browsing activities on PC?" It's a feature that's served many people well for the past few years, but all good things must come to an end, and it looks like Continue on PC's end is July 27, 2021.
Spotted by Tom James over on Twitter, Continue on PC has received an expiration date.
This was a great @MicrosoftEdge feature — at least when it worked, which wasn’t always the case. Now it’s apparently going away. Too bad. At least we still have Collections. FYI @bdsams @thurrott pic.twitter.com/BJT1IzHBZLThis was a great @MicrosoftEdge feature — at least when it worked, which wasn’t always the case. Now it’s apparently going away. Too bad. At least we still have Collections. FYI @bdsams @thurrott pic.twitter.com/BJT1IzHBZL— Tom James (@tom_james) June 23, 2021June 23, 2021
But all hope is not yet lost! Very recently, Microsoft Edge began testing a tab-sending feature that may replace Continue on PC's functionality.
As our news writer Sean Endicott wrote, "right now, you can only use it to send a tab from Edge (stable) on the desktop to another PC or to Edge Canary or Dev on mobile devices," proceeding to mention that he was able to send tabs from his PC to his Edge Canary-equipped Android device. However, he did say it was a hit-or-miss process that didn't resemble a finished product's execution.
Even as a work in progress that's not available to everyone (or even most people) just yet, it's worth paying attention to. It's a start on filling the void Continue on PC will be leaving. Will it be able to match the exiting feature's capabilities or exceed them? One would hope so, given that Edge is routinely trying to build its rep as the definitive browser by taking features that are already known about and improving them.
Continue on Edge
Keep the tabs flowing
Edge is always improving itself, and its latest tab-sending feature is a prime example of its dedication to adding features people want. While said feature is still in testing, it's bound to improve with time, as most in-progress Edge features do.
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