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Microsoft Edge Beta now lets you sync tabs and history across Android and Windows 10

Edge Android Opentabs Sync Lede
Edge Android Opentabs Sync Lede (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Edge Beta on Android now allows you to sync open tabs with Microsoft Edge on PCs.
  • You can now also sync your history across Microsoft Edge Beta for Android and Microsoft Edge on PCs.
  • Microsoft Edge already supports syncing other types of content, including favorites, form fill, and passwords.

Microsoft Edge Beta for Android now allows you to sync tabs across to Microsoft Edge on PC. The same update also brings the option to sync history across the different versions of Edge. The feature is likely in A/B testing, or at minimum, is rolling out gradually to Edge Beta users.

The new syncing options come in Edge version 45.11.24.5118. An Edge user named Thomas sent us a tip with screenshots of the new version on December 11, but we didn't see the options until December 14.

Edge already supports syncing several types of content, including favorites, form fill, and passwords. The browser also has a feature that allows you to send open websites from your mobile device to your PC, but syncing tabs is a quicker way to sync multiple pages across devices.

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The same page that shows options for syncing tabs, favorites, and other content also has a checkbox for syncing payments, but you cannot turn on the option to sync payments at this time.

Syncing history is also a nice addition, as you can find content you viewed on one device and quickly open it on another device, even if you've closed the content on the original device. With the addition of syncing support for tabs and history, Edge is significantly closer to a completely in-sync setup across platforms.

You can learn more about all Microsoft's iOS and Android beta apps in our guide.

Sean Endicott
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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).

9 Comments
  • how turn off frequent top sites in new tab?
  • I think this is what you are looking for: Using the Android Edge Beta, open a new tab. In the upper right hand corner of the other new tab page is a drop down menu (indicated by the stacked three lines icon). In that dropdown is an option to toggle off "Show most visited sites," plus a number of other new tab page options.
  • Yaaaaaay! <two more>
  • Also the authenticator app is now a password manager with auto fill on apps. It even uses the proper auto fill in settings and not the accessibility workaround some use. It works really well so far for me.
  • However it only works with just Microsoft personal a coin nt logged in on device. If you log in with an office for work profile it disables password manager and sync.
  • Might this be a Setting of your oganization?
  • This is awesome! Took them a while to implement this. Better late than never I guess. I'm still waiting to further polish the UI of Edge on Android though. Switching tabs still don't have nice animation like on other browsers. There is no swipe gesture either to quickly switch between tabs.
  • Actually, there is a gesture, but it only works on the URL bar at the top and not on the bottom navigation bar.
  • I have this feature on non-beta edge on my pixel 5