Some time ago, in the battle of mobile browsers, Microsoft decided to create a new application based on Chromium. We are talking about Microsoft Edge, which recently landed on Google Play in its most experimental version: Edge Canary. In that way, as happens with Chrome Canary, Microsoft allows anyone to experiment with the new features that will soon arrive in the stable version of Edge.
Microsoft Edge will allow tabs to be sent between Windows 10 and Android
Now, thanks to an update of Microsoft Edge Canary for Windows 10 and Android, it has begun to enable a new feature that allows us to send tabs to different devices. That is, we can open a page on the PC and send it to our phone. Let’s see what it consists of.
Microsoft has started rolling out an update to Edge Canary for Windows 10 and Android that, as we say, includes a new feature to send tabs to different devices. This tool, similar to Chromium’s “Send to my devices” feature, eliminates the need to use bookmarks, tab sync, history function, or email when a user has to share a URL to himself.
As explained in Windows Lastest, to use the “Send to my devices” feature you need to have Edge Canary 92.0.873.0 on the computer and Edge Canary 92.0.870.0 on Android. Once you have both browsers updated, the process is as follows:
- On the computer, right-click on a link or tab and select the ‘Send link to [device name]’ option. You can also access the function directly from the address bar.
- This will send the current page to your second Windows device or Android phone, provided that you are also signed in with your Microsoft account on the other device.
- If you have the feature enabled on your phone, you will receive an alert that includes the URL, the name of the page, and the device from which you shared it.
In the case of Microsoft Edge for Android, you must click on the ‘Share on my device’ option found in the ‘Share’ menu and select the device from the list. The link will instantly appear in the Windows 10 notification center. Clicking on the notification on Android or Windows will open the shared page in Microsoft Edge.
As this is a progressive rollout, it is currently only available to some users. At TechBriefly, we have tried to run it, but we do not have the latest update. Windows Lastest claims that it is possible to share tabs between Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 and Android without problems, but the feature is not yet available on macOS.