Microsoft Edge now supports sending tabs to other devices
Sharing pages between Edge on different devices just got a bit easier.
What you need to know
- Microsoft Edge now supports sending tabs to other devices.
- The feature appears to be rolling out to a subset of people using Edge.
- Right now, you can only use the feature to send tabs to other desktop instances of Edge (stable) or Edge Canary and Dev on mobile devices.
Microsoft Edge has a new feature that makes it easier to share content across devices. A small subset of people with the browser can now share tabs from their desktop to other devices. The capability should roll out to more people soon, but you might not see it yet.
The new option, which was spotted by Windows Latest is limited at the moment. Right now, you can only use it to send a tab from Edge (stable) on the desktop to another PC or to Edge Canary or Dev on mobile devices. I was able to send tabs from my PC to my Android device running Edge Canary, though performance was hit and miss.
To use the feature, you can either click the address bar and select the "Send this page" icon (shown below) or right-click a page and select "Send page to ..."
While the new option is available for a small subset of people on Edge stable, it appears to be a work in progress. When I used it, sending tabs often took quite a long time or didn't appear to work at all.
Edge Canary and Dev on mobile devices already have a "Send to devices" feature that lets you share a current page.
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Microsoft continues to bring Edge together across platforms. Now, you can send tabs from Edge to other devices.
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I got it to work with Edge Beta on Android as well but it's really hit and miss.
That's too bad. Doing all the cross-device tab sharing through history and send to PC has also been hit or miss. I hope they fix this full-on tab sharing soon (and the other ones?), because this is going to be very helpful.
I hope that it gets ironed out as well. I look forward to a time when I can smoothly share a tab across any device.
Good news. I've been wanting this since day one.
Edge has come a long way (I use Dev when I use Edge) but I still end up using Firefox for the more consistent syncing & dark theme extensions.