Microsoft Edge brings Pinterest integration to Collections

Microsoft Edge Pinterest
Microsoft Edge Pinterest (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Edge is getting Pinterest integration.
  • You can now sync your Edge collections with your Pinterest boards.
  • The update comes alongside a new sidebar search feature, and improvements for businesses.

Microsoft is stepping up its game with the Collections feature in Microsoft Edge. Announced at the company's Build 2020 conference, Edge's collections are getting Pinterest integration to help you bring your collections to your Pinterest boards.

Collections already work a little bit liek Pinterest boards, allowing you to easily capture things like design ideas, recipes, and other links and images around the web. In integrating with Pinterest, you'll begin to see Pinterest suggestions at the bottom of your collections. If you click a suggestion, Edge will open a board of trending Pins that are similar to your collection.

Beyond suggestions, you can now export any of your collections to Pinterest. Websites and images that you've added to the collection you sync will then be added to a new board on your Pinterest account.

Pinterest integration is expected to start rolling out to Edge's Insider testing channels this week.

In addition to Pinterest integration, Microsoft is also adding a "search in sidebar" option to quickly dig up more information about words and phrases without leaving the current page. IT managers will also soon get the option to set what Edge is allowed to sync between devices. That's in addition to data security improvements like Windows Information Protection, which helps keep personal and corporate data separate.

Also new for businesses is the ability to easily switch between work and personal profiles by setting a default profile for any link they open. Automatic Profile Switching will keep you from having to sign in to your work account again when you click a link that requires work credentials.

Finally, Microsoft also added a "comprehensive work" page to Bing search results. When you're signed in with your work account ,you'll see work-specific results like files, people, and internal websites alongside your web results.

If you want to get in early to try some of these new features, you can download the Beta, Dev, and Canary builds for Microsoft Edge from the Microsoft Edge Insider site now.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl