Microsoft Edge is better than ever. More and more users see it as a serious alternative to Google Chrome, which remains the outstanding leader in the browser race. The main reason for this is everyone involved in the development of this browser, who do a commendable job of not only matching the possibilities with Chrome (something more than achieved) but offering some attractive additional capabilities.
The bright future awaits Microsoft Edge
Now the Edge team has updated the What’s Next page to give us an overview of everything that will happen to the browser in future versions. Let’s review which ones we think are the most interesting!
Open links directly in PWAs instead of opening a browser tab (Edge 97). Text areas without form in PDFs (Edge 94). Collections will include quotes and playlists (Edge 95). Machine translation for unknown languages (Edge 94). PWA notifications will display the name of the web application (Edge 94). Possibility to hide the title bar when using vertical tabs (Bord 93). Improved transition between Edge and IE Mode (Edge 95). Family Safety Content Filter (Edge 94) improvements. Sort tabs via custom tab groups (Edge 93). Edge will switch to an update system every 4 weeks on beta and stable channels (Edge 94).
Many of these new features are aimed at improving support for PWAs. We know that Microsoft’s great commitment to web applications and the introduction of the ability for PWAs to directly open links will be differential so that links feel like genuine applications and not just “shortcuts” to a site. Web.
To all these new features, we must add the new design adapted to Windows 11 which is already being tested on the Canary channel and which we love. Microsoft finally seems to be working in unison in terms of design and we are already seeing the first consequences.