Microsoft Edge now lets you share tabs between Windows and Android

Microsoft Edge now lets you share tabs between Windows and Android


Microsoft Edge borrows another handy feature from Google Chrome – the ability to share tabs between your devices. If you have multiple devices signed in with the same Microsoft account, you can send tabs from device to device and continue browsing.

This feature will come in handy in situations like when you are reading something interesting on the web on your Windows PC and suddenly have to move out for some reason. You can simply send the tab to your phone and continue reading on the go. No need to use favorites / bookmarks or check browsing history to access the same webpage on your mobile device. Of course, you need to have Edge browser installed on your phone and signed in with the same Microsoft account as your PC to use this feature.

Just like Google Chrome, tab sharing will also work back and forth on Edge. This means that you can send tabs from your PC to your Android phone or other Windows devices and vice versa.

To share a tab from your PC, simply right click on the link or tab and select “Send link to [your device name]”From the context menu. A list of your devices signed in with the same Microsoft account will appear. Now select the device to which you want to send the link. You can also access the feature directly from the address bar.

Microsoft Edge sharing tabs

Meanwhile, to share a link from your phone to your PC, you will first need to tap the Share menu in the navigation bar. You can then select the “Share on my device” option.

If you send the link to your phone, it will arrive as a notification with the name of the page, the link, and the name of the device it is shared from. Likewise, if you send the link from your phone to your PC, it will arrive in the Windows Action Center. Click on the notification to open this link in Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft Edge 3 Sharing Tabs

Microsoft Edge goes neck and neck with Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge shares a lot of basic features with Google Chrome, as both are Chromium-based browsers. However, the former lacks useful features that can greatly improve the user experience. One of those cool features is the ability to share tabs between devices. While Chrome had this feature since 2019, Microsoft Edge lacked it all this time. He is catching up.

First spotted by Most recent windows, this tab sharing feature is currently in testing and is available in Microsoft Edge Canary 92. It should be rolled out publicly to users in the coming weeks.

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