The new Microsoft Edge browser will launch on 15th January.
With a new logo and added security protection, it will be available on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 and macOS.
The new edge will come with sync support across Windows, macOS, iOS and Android, which means you’ll be able to carry over passwords, web history, personal settings and favourites.
Microsoft has added a new tracking feature prevention as default, which means that you shouldn’t be concerned about who is seeing your data online. This feature is already there in Chrome and Firefox, so it was a necessary addition for Edge, which will greatly improve user security. There’s a new InPrivate mode, which allows online searches and browsing not to be attributed to you.
Dark Mode on all websites
Dark mode is already available across most mobile and desktop apps, but not across all websites. The new Microsoft Edge has an option that allows you to force the use of dark mode on all sites.
Business Focused Features
In a bid to pull in all kinds of users, they have included some businesses-focused features such as easier ways for you to search for information within your own company, using the address bar to allow you to find colleagues, office locations, floor plans for a building and even get definitions for company acronyms.
It will be interesting to see how the new Edge goes down with users, and whether these new business-focused features enhance collaboration.
If you start using it, let us know what you think!