Microsoft shares a roadmap for the new Microsoft Edge
Microsoft gives a clear path for the development of its new browser with an updated roadmap.
What you need to know
- Microsoft shared a roadmap for features for the new Microsoft Edge.
- The roadmap includes the planned release timeframe for features, as well as information about features in discussion, under review, and not planned.
- One feature that's now in discussion is bringing the tab preview from the old Edge to the new Edge.
Microsoft published a feature roadmap for the new Microsoft Edge. The roadmap includes features that are currently planned, in discussion, under review, and not planned. It gives an insight into the new Microsoft Edge's development because you can see where Microsoft is trying to take the browser.
The roadmap includes plans for some fan-favorite features, including the ability to sync browsing history and installed extensions between devices. Extension syncing already showed up on Microsoft Edge Canary.
Here are a few notable features Microsoft plans to roll out to the new Microsoft Edge:
- Enable sync of installed browser extensions between devices
- Enable sync of browsing history between devices
- Make Edge available on Linux
- Support read aloud of PDF files
- Add the ability to ink on web pages
The roadmap also has several features categorized as "in discussion." Here a few of the most interesting potential features:
- Provide a transparent theme for the browser frame
- Update the user interface with the Fluent Design System
- Make tabs more square and less rounded, like the current version of Microsoft Edge
- Bring the tab preview feature from the current version of Microsoft
In addition to confirmed features and potential features, the roadmap lists a couple of features that are not planned, including allowing people to sign-in with a Google account and support for mouse gestures.
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