Updated January 31, 2022: This post has been updated with an earlier instance of the feature being seen in use.
What you need to know
- Microsoft Edge now includes an option to show a video of the day on the new tab page.
- The enable the option, you need to have Edge 97 or later.
- Edge also allows you to customize the new tab page with an image of the day or a custom image.
Microsoft Edge recently gained a new customization option for its new tab page. Now, when you open a new tab within the browser, you can see the Bing video of the day. The option was recently highlighted by Techdows, and it requires Edge version 97 or later. YouTuber BrenTech seems to be the first person to have discovered the feature back in October 2021. It appears that the feature is available on any instance of Edge running version 97 or later, regardless of if it is from the Stable, Beta, Dev, or Canary branch.
Edge already allowed you to choose between a Bing image of the day, a custom image, or not having an image appear at all. There are also customization options for the new tab page regarding which content is presented. For example, you can have the browser just show the headings of content or hide content entirely.
The option to view a video of the day is off by default. To enable the option:
- Open a new tab within Microsoft Edge.
- Click on the Settings icon.
- Select Custom.
- Select Image or video of the day.
- Reload the new tab page or open another new tab.
Note that the option will show an image or video of the day, so you won't always see a video.
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"The option was first spotted by Techdows" Nope...
Something else to turn off when they inevitably turn it on by default.
I leave it on, I like it.
On first launch, it asked me what I wanted. No default.
I like it. I have turned off the news, but this is good for me.
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