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How to share web content using Edge for Windows 10

Edge for Windows 10 is your portal to the internet. And you probably often find interesting content you'd like to share with friends and coworkers, or save to your own storage apps. Doing so is easy in Edge, thanks to the Share button in its taskbar. Here is our guide to sharing content in Edge.

Edge for Windows 10 has a number of sharing options based on the apps you have installed on your PC. Here's how to share a link using Edge.

  1. Launch Edge from your Start menu, desktop or taskbar.
  2. Navigate to the web page you'd like to share.

  1. Click the Share button located near the top-right corner of the window.
  2. Click an app through which you'd like to share the web page's link. (In this case we're using Twitter.)

  1. Log in to the app if you aren't already logged in.
  2. Click Tweet or the applicable share button in the app you're using.

The last two steps might change a bit depending on your app of choice, but the premise remains the same, and you'll send out a link to the web page you're currently viewing.

How to share a screenshot in Edge

If you don't want to share the link to an entire web page, you can also just share a screenshot of your Edge window.

  1. Launch Edge from your Start menu, desktop or taskbar.
  2. Navigate to the web page you'd like to share.

  1. Click the Share button located near the top-right corner of the window.
  2. Click the dropdown arrow beneath Share.

  1. Click Screenshot.
  2. Click the app you want to use to share the screenshot. Notice you now have more options — depending on the apps you have installed — including the ability to save the image in OneDrive.

  1. Log in to the app if you aren't already logged in.
  2. Click the Share or Add button depending on the app you're using.

A screenshot of whatever you're seeing in the Edge window will now be shared using the app you chose.

How to pin apps to the top of the Share menu

If you often use the same app to share content through Edge, you can pin it to the top of the Share menu.

  1. Launch Edge from your Start menu, desktop or taskbar.
  2. Click the Share button located near the top-right corner of the window.
  3. Right-click an app.

  1. Click Pin.

To unpin the same app, right-click it again and click Unpin.

How to add apps to the Share menu in Edge

Any apps you have installed on your PC that can share Edge content will automatically show up in the Share menu. If you're already viewing a web page and realize a certain app isn't in your Share menu, you can add it through Edge.

  1. Launch Edge from your Start menu, desktop or taskbar.
  2. Click the Share button located near the top-right corner of the window.
  3. Click Look for an app in the Store, and a new Store window will open.

  1. Click the app you'd like to download.
  2. Click Get, and the app will download.

The app will now show up in the Edge Share menu as long as it is compatible with the sharing function.

Do you use Edge to share?

How often do you share links and screenshots in Edge? Do you have any tips or tricks of your own that we missed?

Cale Hunt
Cale Hunt

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.

12 Comments
  • Love the share feature
  • Would love the share feature to support Skype. I thought they were both Microsoft products.
  • Not till now, used ctrl+C and ctrl+V for text, and print screen and then ctrl+V for other apps.
  • Looks like they dramatically revised this function in the preview build 15025... fewer options there now
  • Slow morning, huh?
  • 14:20 at GMT +1 and it is slow 😉
  • Made an app some days ago (Info Requester) that also integrates with Edge, it allows you to send website links between devices as a toast notification. Just send it, press the toast that appears on the other device and it opens the site by itself, pretty handy!
  • Do you have to set up a special account or is it just a Microsoft account
  • A special account, a server needs to keep track of your push notification channels so it requires an account to manage your devices. The problem with a Microsoft Account is that if you would have to use the same Microsoft Account on every device. If you'd use a different Microsoft Account on a device you wouldn't be able to send messages to your other devices.
  • How about sharing the links in all the Edge tabs via email or skype?
  • This is one of the great features carried over from Windows8. This share button needs to be more 'universal' and always available from the notifications panel to be able to share anything from any active window And still no Fullscreen functionality for Edge, come on this is 2017!
  • The Share command in Edge and most MS apps in Windows 10 is arguably my best feature with the OS. Now I share tons of information and links without copy, paste, typing messages, attaching and so on. Sharing is literally the easiest thing to do on Windows 10.