Redmond has recently released a new set of Microsoft Edge features to add to future browser releases. These include some under-the-hood features that will change the browsing experience for the users. Let’s talk about some of these changes.
MS Edge To Launch In PWA Mode For Websites
PWA or Progressive Web Apps can turn websites into apps and help them achieve near-native performance on the device. They are platform-independent and can work seamlessly across Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux, and other platforms.
Microsoft added the ability to install PWAs in Edge Chromium a while ago. Now, the company Is changing the way the browser loads on the Windows OS.
“Launch PWA instead of browser with URL links,” it says on the updated What’s Next roadmap page for Edge spotted by Reddit user /u/Leopeva64-2 (via Windows Central)
The upcoming Edge feature will allow you to open URL links directly as a PWA instead of opening the entire browser. The in-development change will arrive on Edge 97 in the coming future.
PWAs provide a seamless experience as they open in a headless browser window and cut out the options you probably don’t need.
Changes to Website Notifications
Another update related to PWAs that will arrive on Edge 94 is targeted for a September release. When a notification arrives, the browser will show the name of the PWA instead of the web browser. For example, if you install the Fossbytes web app, the toast notifications will be labeled Fossbytes and not Microsoft Edge.
Apart from this, Microsoft has added various other interesting features to the development pipeline. The list included Tab Groups, price history on shopping sites, free form highlighting in PDFs, hiding the MS edge title bar, and so on.
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