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Progressive web apps just got a bit better with Microsoft Edge Dev 93

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft Edge Dev just received its first update based on version 93.
  • The update adds the "Share" option to the ellipsis menu for installed progressive web apps.
  • Edge Dev on Mac also gained support for fingerprint authentication to view or autofill passwords.

Microsoft just rolled out an update to Edge Dev. It's the first build of Edge Dev to be based on version 93 and includes some new features for the browser on Windows 10 and macOS.

The update adds the option to use fingerprint authentication to view or autofill passwords on Macs. It also adds the "Share" option to the ellipsis menu for installed progressive web apps (PWAs).

Here's the complete changelog (opens in new tab) from Microsoft:

  • Added a button on Mac that will directly appear on certain videos to let users enter Picture in Picture mode.
  • Added the ability on Mac to use fingerprint authentication to allow viewing or autofilling a password.
  • Added the Share option to the … menu in PWAs and websites installed as apps.
  • Improved inking latency.

The feature appears to be rolling out to Edge Dev gradually. I don't see the new share option for installed PWAs at this time.

With this latest update, you can also enable flags for automatic switching to HTTPS, improving font rendering, and use Microsoft's new shopping features for Edge.

Sean Endicott
News Writer and apps editor

Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com (opens in new tab).

4 Comments
  • Hi ! Is there any way to re-install Edge (Chromium) ? I uninstalled edge using powershell but searched results won't open on any browser.
  • https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https2F%2Fclick.linksynergy.co...
  • Awesome. Previously you'd have to open the page in the browser then share from there. Also the inking latency improvements are welcome. I've been using Edge for pdfs reading and markup almost exclusively in recent weeks and there is still room for improvement.
  • Just use acrobat, inking works without a subscription