With the release of Windows 10 build 15002 earlier this year, Microsoft just showed off some new features coming to its Edge browser in the Windows 10 Creators Update to improve tab management. Now, the company has reveal a few more of the improvements that will be coming soon. Like the overall Windows 10 Creators Update changes, there are not any major additions to Microsoft Edge, but all small tweaks add up.
New Tab Management in Microsoft Edge
In the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft Edge add a ton of better and new tab management features that the company says that are aimed at addressing ‘the clutter and chaos of the web and the fear of losing your tabs.’
The idea is clear: With the new Windows 10 you spending over 50% of your time browsing the web, and navigating among your open tabs can quickly become an arduous task.
More Edge Improvements Coming
Microsoft has long innovated in bringing low-level OS capabilities like hardware rendering to its web browsers. And Edge isn’t different: In the Creators Update, it’ll pick up a number of new experiences. These are include:
The 3D capabilities will now be improving over time as Edge will support WebVR meaning that you can now experience VR through the web using virtual reality devices such as Microsoft’s HoloLens or Samsung Gear VR. This will also work with the other Windows Mixed Reality hardware yet to come.
Microsoft Edge will add support for the EPUB e-book format and for the new e-book store experience in the Windows Store. The feature also integrates with Cortana, and provides the spoken-word reading of e-books.
Your online shopping will become easier with newly added support for the Payment Request API. This provides integration with the Microsoft Wallet and other payment methods you’ve configured. DeBruyne explains: ‘On participating web sites, users will have the opt to checkout quickly using their payment information stored securely in Microsoft Wallet so they don’t have to navigate through traditional checkout flows and repeatedly enter the same payment and shipping address information.’
Edge picked up support for the browser extensions last year. With Windows 10 Creators Update, this functionality will be added to include more capabilities and thus more APIs, including roaming data between PCs , and the access to Favorites, and the ability to securely communicate with other applications.