Web capture makes an appearance on Microsoft Edge Canary

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft Edge has a new web capture feature for some people.
  • The feature appears to be in A/B testing for users of Microsoft Edge Canary.
  • Web capture lets you easily capture and share a portion of webpages.

Microsoft Edge has a new web capture feature in testing. The feature makes it easy to capture and share a portion of a webpage. The feature was first spotted by Aggiornamenti Lumia, which shared a video of the feature in action.

Web capture appears to be in A/B testing. As pointed out by OnMSFT, the feature isn't rolling out to all Microsoft Edge Canary users.

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You can access the feature by opening the ellipsis menu on Microsoft Edge and selecting "Web Capture." The interface of the feature is similar to that of Windows 10's built-in snipping tool.

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  • This feels like when Google did the same with Chrome when Android was getting similar features. But Windows 10 has way more users than the latest Android version, so I don't know why they chose to do this.
  • snip and sketch will be for what then... calculator
  • Apparently I'm on the B side of A/B, so I can't test it. One difference could be the ability to scroll or stitch to capture an entire web page (like OneNote Web Clipper)—something Snip and Sketch can't do. We'll see soon enough.