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Microsoft Edge Beta bumped to version 83 with collections updates and more

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What you need to know

  • A new Microsoft Edge Beta build is now rolling out.
  • This build bumps the version number to 83.
  • New are features related to collections, immersive reader, and more.

Microsoft rolled out another new build for the Microsoft Edge Beta today, bringing it to the next major version making its way through testing, version 83. The Beta channel only sees updates every six weeks, so version 83 has already enjoyed some lengthy testing with Canary and Dev channel Insiders. As for what's new, you're looking at improvements to the collections feature, the addition of extension syncing, and more.

Here's a look at the short release blurb for the update to Microsoft Edge version 83 posted by Microsoft:

We are excited to promote Microsoft Edge 83 to our Beta channel. There are a ton of features coming at you in this update including extensions sync, more customizations for the PDF pen tool, line focus in Immersive Reader, and adding multiple tabs to a new collection! In addition to these, we're highlighting a blog post with working from home tips and some hints on how to easily access your recently closed tabs.

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In addition to the above, Microsoft also added the ability to play the surfing minigame in Edge when you try to load a page but have no internet connection. When that happens, you'll now see a button that will take you to the game so you can kill some time while you wait to get internet back.

If you're already using the Microsoft Edge beta, you can upgrade to version 83 now by checking the "About Microsoft Edge" section of your settings. The Canary, Dev, and Beta channel builds are also available to download directly from the Microsoft Edge Insider site. Likewise, the release version is available through the official Microsoft Edge (opens in new tab) site.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.