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Microsoft Edge can now sync browsing history and open tabs across devices

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Updated November 17, 2020: This post was updated to clarify the feature is currently on the Dev and Canary channels of Microsoft Edge.

What you need to know

  • Microsoft is rolling out new history features for Microsoft Edge.
  • You can now sync browsing history and open tabs across devices.
  • The new feature is rolling out gradually and is currently available on Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary.

Microsoft Edge just gained a new feature that makes it easy to jump back into sites you recently visited. On the new Microsoft Edge, you can now sync open tabs and your browsing history across devices. The feature is rolling out now to Microsoft Edge and Canary, so you might have to wait a bit to see it if you aren't an Insider.

Microsoft designed the new history experience in a similar way to the recently revamped favorites experience in Edge. The functionality has three pivot options; an all listing, one for recently closed items, and one for tabs you recently closed on other devices. The feature is rolling out in phases, so some people won't see the recently closed on other devices option yet.

Microsoft Edge History Sync Gif

Source: Microsoft (Image credit: Source: Microsoft)

The recently closed feature shows the last 25 tabs and windows from all of your past sessions, not just your most recent browsing session. To make it easier to find your browsing history, you can now add the history page to the toolbar on Microsoft Edge.

Syncing browsing history across devices is one of the browser's most requested features, according to Microsoft (opens in new tab). Syncing works across devices and operating systems, including Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android.

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13 Comments
  • Yea! Finally! I was beginning to wonder if they were ever going to get there.
  • will also arrive on the stable channel and from which version there would be support
  • I looked for this on canary but never seemed to see it enabled. Hope it can work across production, dev and canary builds with the same user account
  • But still yet to be able to do so with mobile.
  • I don't think it's very clear, but the blog post seems to suggest it'll be on mobile too: "Here you’ll find all the tabs you have open in Microsoft Edge on other devices, including Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android. Note: Both devices need to have history and tab sync enabled for them to show up."
  • This is taking way too long, but good
  • This is on Edge 87 (stable)? Which is meant to roll out this week for those that do not know.
  • I'm afraid this is on Edge 88, so late January for non-Insiders. Unless they backport it to Edge 87 in the last minute.
  • Thanks. Was hoping MS would flip the switch for Edge 87 and up
  • Oh man I'm so looking forward to this!
  • Would be nice to point out it's only available to Dev and Canary channels.
  • Now add separators, and I'll switch from Firefox.
  • Ah .. too late i already switched back to chrome.