Microsoft testing Meet now button to jump into Skype calls through Edge

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What you need to know

  • Preview versions of Microsoft Edge now have a Meet now button that lets you jump straight into a Skype call.
  • Microsoft is also testing recommended searches.
  • Both new features appear on the new tab page of several preview versions of Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft is testing some features on the new tab page for Microsoft Edge that makes it easier to jump into a Skype call (via Techdows). The new tab page now has a "Meet now" button appear just below the search bar. The new feature appears to be available for several preview versions of Microsoft Edge.

Twitter user Florian B spotted the Meet now button and shared some screenshots of it in action.

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In addition to the Meet now button, Microsoft is testing out recommended searches. These recommendations also appear below the search bar. You can toggle these off if you'd prefer not to see them.

Rather than being available for anyone using Edge Canary, the Meet now button and recommended searches are only available for some people using preview versions of Microsoft Edge. This testing lines up with Edge's vertical tab testing, which is available for some people on both Edge Canary and Edge Dev but isn't available for everyone using Edge Canary yet.

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