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Microsoft Edge Dev update makes it easier to read Wikipedia pages

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft recently released a new build of Microsoft Edge Dev.
  • The build adds the ability to read Wikipedia pages in Immersive Reader.
  • The update also includes several other new features to test out.

Microsoft Edge Dev received a new build recently. An update brings the browser to version 91.0.825.0 and brings several new features, including the ability to read Wikipedia pages in Immersive Reader. The build also completes the rollout of on-demand password generation from the context menu.

Microsoft outlines the added features in a Tech Community post (opens in new tab):

  • Added the ability to read Wikipedia pages in Immersive Reader with support for their built-in Table of Contents. Note that this is still being rolled out; for more details, click here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/articles/make-reading-wikipedia-content-easier-and-more-acces.... (opens in new tab)
  • Finished rolling out on-demand password generation from the context menu.
  • Improved Read Aloud to skip extraneous content on some webpages.
  • Added a management policy to control if New Tab Page Quick Links are Enabled. Note that updates to documentation or administrative templates may not be available yet.
  • Enabled the Chromium management policy to control Fetch Keepalive Duration On Shutdown.

The ability to read Wikipedia pages in Immersive Reader is rolling out gradually, so you might not see it yet.

Improvements to the Read Aloud functionality within Edge are a welcome change. I use this feature several times each day, and it occasionally gets caught up on extraneous content. Sometimes the feature will pause between paragraphs as it goes through content that isn't visible.

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.