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History and open tab syncing rolling out to Microsoft Edge

Edge Dev Hero 2020 Newfeature
Edge Dev Hero 2020 Newfeature (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Some people have the option to sync open tabs and browsing history from Microsoft Edge across devices.
  • The feature appears to be rolling out gradually to the stable version of Microsoft Edge.
  • The feature was previously spotted in testing on iOS, Android, and Windows 10.

Microsoft Edge has been out for close to a year, and it appears to have a popular feature rolling out (via Neowin). Some people now have the option to sync open tabs and browsing history from Microsoft Edge across devices. Twitter user Bart W spotted the feature recently, and others have seen the option for it appear as well. The feature appears to be rolling out gradually to people using the stable version of Microsoft Edge. Some people appear to have the ability to enable the feature, while others just see a grayed out option and a "Coming soon" message.

Microsoft began testing the ability to sync browsing history and open tabs across devices late last year. In November 2020, the feature was available in the Dev and Canary channels of Microsoft Edge. Now, people report that the feature is available for some people with the stable version of Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft also began testing the same functionality for Edge Beta for Android last month.

Since Microsoft launched the new Microsoft Edge, the ability to sync open tabs and browsing history across devices has been a highly-requested feature. With the feature popping up for some people with the stable version of Microsoft Edge, it appears that the feature isn't that far off.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

1 Comment
  • I have it on one PC but not the other. Although it's still greyed out in my Edge Android app so is of much use until it's activated here too. Good news still.