Top 5 Features of Microsoft Edge browser

This article includes the 5 main features of the Microsoft Edge browser that can help the Microsoft Edge browser to compete with the Chrome, Firefox and Safari browser.

The latest Microsoft Edge browser is Microsoft’s response to Google Chrome, which practically killed Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer lacked features compared to browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera. These features made Chrome and Firefox outperform Internet Explorer in terms of the user base. But Microsoft returned on July 29, 2015, officially launching a Microsoft Edge browser that will replace Internet Explorer in the Windows 10 operating system.

Microsoft Edge included features and technologies that Chrome and Firefox users are accustomed to, along with the introduction of annotations, drawings and comments within an open web page. To make things even better, Edge is integrated with OneDrive and Cortana. Together with the introduction of the Reading List (which is synchronized on all devices) and the reading mode (which eliminates unnecessary objects and advertisements).

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The 5 main features of the Microsoft Edge browser

Microsoft Edge is a completely new browser that does not support legacy technologies such as Browser Helper Objects, ActiveX. Supports all web standards supported by other important browsers. Here is a list of the 5 main features of the Microsoft Edge browser that you should know.

1. Reading list

The reading list allows users to add web pages to read more in the future. The reading list is synchronized between all your Windows devices and can be accessed from anywhere and at any time. This also allows users to read even when there is no Internet connection.

2. Reading view

Like Opera and Firefox, Microsoft included a Reading view within the browser. You can find a read view icon in the upper left corner next to the URL panel. Read view mode removes all unnecessary content except the article and the associated image for comfortable reading. This helps to get rid of distracting ads, pop-ups and color schemes of the website and allows the reader to focus only on the article.

3. Main sites

Like Google Chrome and Opera, Firefox Edge introduced the best sites in the home tab. This shows sites that that particular user frequently uses. The home tab can also be customized to include news from reliable sources.

4. Cortana

Cortana is Microsoft’s response to Google Now, and until now it was available exclusively on the Windows Phone platform. With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft integrated Cortana into the operating system. And the browser is also integrated with it. Its integration with edge makes the browser useful, and you can use your voice to search instead of typing. It becomes a very powerful combination if Cortana is used with the Bing search engine.

5. Microsoft Edge web note

Making a web note in the upper right corner allows users to draw, annotate and highlight within a web page. This is useful for people who want to share a web page with others. To create a web note, open any page and click on the make a web note button in the right corner. This will open an editor panel. You will get three tools to highlight, comment and draw things on the website. You can customize the color and size of the marker tool, as well as the size and color of the highlighter brush. After highlighting, click save and you will be ready to share the web page with your friends and family. This is a completely new concept and can only be found in the Microsoft Edge browser.

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Above are the 5 main features of the Microsoft Edge browser, which are exclusive or taken from another browser, but were not present in any other Internet Explorer. Now time will tell if these features of Microsoft Edge are useful for creating your user base. Until then, keep visiting our website for the latest news, tutorials and downloads, regardless of whether you use Edge, Chrome or Firefox.

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