Microsoft Edge, synchronization with smartphones

Finally you can synchronize all your browsing data, including open tabs, between desktop and mobile versions of Microsoft Edge: here's how you do it.

For Microsoft Edge users comes a pleasant surprise. Thanks to the new release, it's possible to synchronize history and tabs on all available devices, as long as they have the Chromium-based browser installed and an operating system between Windows 10, macOS or, for mobile devices, Android or iOS.

The news was spread online by The Verge, which also specified how this feature is coming slowly on all devices, including smartphones, starting with those in the UK. Released only a few hours ago, the updated version of the browser including the feature should be available for all devices involved (including Italy) in the coming hours. It is therefore a particularly interesting step forward, through which Edge could get to the same level as its direct competitors, such as Safari and Chrome,

Microsoft Edge synchronized with smartphones, how it works

To take full advantage of the new feature you must enable it by previously logging into your Microsoft account. Once the two options are enabled, you can browse through your open tabs and take advantage of the browser history on all devices where it has been installed by logging in with the same credentials.

To check the presence of the feature you can visit the Settings menu, then select Profiles and Synchronization. Within the last entry you should find the two items. If not, you need to wait a little longer to receive the latest update.

Microsoft Edge synced with smartphones, a long-awaited feature

The feature that includes browsing history and synchronization of open tabs was already announced during January 2020, with Microsoft confirming to bring the revised browser to all devices by summer. The timing, however, was not respected so that the testing phase began only in November.

According to the tests in progress at this time, among the next new features coming could be the reduction of groups of tabs through a single action, as well as the introduction of notifications in case of violations of passwords saved in the browser wallet. The latter feature, in particular, would follow what Google recently introduced on its flagship browser, Chrome.

Last but not least, the ability to preview search results directly on the search landing page by specific term. This would make it possible to navigate within the results without having to leave the page containing all the links corresponding to the search keys.