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Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary gain new options for sharing websites

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Microsoft Edge Update Dev New2 (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary have a new share menu.
  • The new menu makes it easier to share websites through services, including Twitter, Facebook, and Gmail.
  • You can also use the new menu to email links to yourself.

Microsoft is testing a new share menu in Edge Dev and Canary. The new menu includes options to share websites through popular services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and Outlook. It also has an option to email a website to yourself quickly. Microsoft outlines the new feature in a Tech Community post (opens in new tab).

Right now, the feature supports Outlook, Gmail, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp, but Microsoft says that list should grow. When you select a service, the browser opens the site in a new tab, allowing you to quickly share content with other people or yourself.

If a service you use is not supported with the new share menu, you can select "More sharing options" to see the native share menu for Windows or macOS. In addition to showing other apps that you can share items through, the native share menu for Windows also shows nearby devices to share websites with.

Source: Microsoft (Image credit: Source: Microsoft)

The new share menu also has an option to email items to yourself. You can add your own email address to the menu for quick sharing.

The feature is rolling out gradually. Microsoft will add a flag for the share menu in Edge Canary over the next few days.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

4 Comments
  • If this replaces the Share UI that is built into Windows then I don't like it. I want Edge to use Windows features where it can instead of creating their own. The app may be cross platform but I want it to at least try to fit in with Windows.
  • You can still launch that share UI by clicking "More Options".
  • This Edge share UI is *very* fast to load, much faster than the OS share UI. I am not sure why the OS features like share, Cortana, Photos, and others, take so long to load.
  • Will this also come to ios testflight?