Edge Dev Hero 2020 NewfeatureSource: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Edge's Citations feature is finally hitting the Stable Channel.
  • It's been in Edge's other versions for months.
  • The stable release of Edge 97 brings with it other treats, including automatic HTTPS and Edge on macOS enhancements.

Version 97.0.1072.55 of Microsoft Edge is here, ushering in an era of citations for all thanks to the aptly titled Citations feature. Plus, other stuff is in the latest version of Edge as well.

The Citations tool has been inside of Edge Dev and Canary for months, but only now is it hitting the masses. Its function is to isolate and extract citations to help speed students along when they're whipping up research papers or other such works that require lengthy sourcing procedures. Now anyone who uses Edge has access to the functionality. But that's not all Edge 97 brings with it!

Edge CitationsSource: Windows Central

It also packs Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP) support for those on macOS, as well as automatic upgrading to HTTPS on domains that play nice with the protocol. However, this latter feature hasn't hit everyone yet. Rather, it's in "Controlled Feature Rollout," meaning it'll take some time to hit all users.

There's a big list of other changes to Edge in the official January 6, 2022 Edge 97.0.1072.55 release notes, so be sure to check those out if you want the most in-depth scoop on what's new to Microsoft's browser.

And, in the meantime, don't think Microsoft is neglecting its other products. It just confirmed all those embarrassing 60+ days-old meetings you had in Teams will be stricken from the record, announced that PowerToys is getting better, and has made sure that Skype is more controversial than ever thanks to its newfound Captcha bonanza.

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