One of the most useful features of the legacy Edge browser was Set Tabs Aside. Although, it annoyed many people, including me, who accidentally clicked on the button and could do nothing as all of their tabs disappeared in no time.
When Microsoft started working on the new Edge Chromium browser, many believed that the Set Tabs Aside feature would make a return. But it seems that Microsoft had other (read better) plans. That’s why it’s working on Edge Collections, which is currently being tested by Insiders.
Microsoft Edge developer Candice Poon took to her Twitter account to reveal a helpful feature that has been added to the Edge Collections. Users can access it by right-clicking on a tab in the latest Insider preview builds of Edge Dev and Canary channels.
Are you an Edge Collections user? Update your Canary/Dev and right click on a tab. You might see something new 👀 pic.twitter.com/SL7PsXUmyr
— Candice Poon (@candicepoon) March 18, 2020
The feature does exactly what its name suggests. It instantly puts all your open tabs into a new Collection and unclutters your browser window.
For the uninitiated, Edge Collections lets you group different tabs and web pages and save them for later use. For example, all the shortlisted items from your exhausting online window shopping session can go into one collection.
You can add copied text, images, and notes to your Edge Collection as well. Furthermore, Microsoft has included an option to send the Collections data directly to MS Word and Excel apps.
Microsoft is doing everything to make Edge Chromium compete against Google Chrome. The web browser was made generally available for Windows 10 and other operating systems earlier this year. However, a recently published study on browser privacy might make it hard for Edge Chromium to get into people’s good books.