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Microsoft Edge now lets you add an Outlook Smart Tile to its new tab page

Edge Dev Hero 2020 Newfeature
Edge Dev Hero 2020 Newfeature (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • A new feature for Microsoft Edge brings an Outlook Smart Tile to the browser's new tab page.
  • The Outlook Smart Tile shows your most recent emails and shortcuts to create a new email or event.
  • You have to manually enable the feature from the new tab page on Edge Canary.

Microsoft Edge just got a new feature that makes it easier to keep track of your recent emails. On the new tab page of Microsoft's browser, you can now enable an Outlook Smart Tile. This tile shows your three most recent emails and shortcuts to create a new email or event.

To use the feature, you have to add Outlook as a website to Edge's new tab page. Outlook should appear as a suggestion when you click the "+" button to add a website. You will then have the option to enable the Outlook Smart Tile.

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)

Microsoft announced the feature back in January, and it was spotted in action by Reddit user Leopeva64-2. The feature appeared for Leopeva64-2 on Edge Canary, but it's also available on the stable version of Edge, at least for some people. I have the option on Edge stable, but there's a chance that the feature is rolling out gradually.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

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.

6 Comments
  • Is this part of a PWA feature that others can also implement in their site?
  • that looks like a bing (html) feature.
  • So, it must be an edge feature and not an outlook feature. Nice.
  • Love these new features edge is bringing...
  • Isn't it cool how the Edge team managed to nail how the News & Feed thing should have been in Windows in the first place?
    I am somewhat disappointed in Panos.
  • Is Edge going to replace Windows, what nonsense is this?