The Internet Explorer’s years of glory ended pretty soon after Google launched its Chrome browser in 2008. Since then, Microsoft’s attempt to add new features and even introducing an entirely new browser – Edge – didn’t salvage their browser. Things were quite the same until Microsoft decided to rebuild Edge using Chromium – the open-source framework for Google’s Chrome and many other browsers such as Opera, Vivaldi, and Amazon Silk. Like the desktop version, Microsoft Edge for Android is based on Chromium and is slowly gaining features to get on par with the desktop version. In the latest beta, Edge receives Collections, a feature aimed at improving your research abilities.
Collections on Microsoft Edge allows you to save useful links, images/videos, and other information in groups. You can also sync Collections across different devices if you’ve signed in with your Microsoft account. Techdows reports that Collections are now being added to the beta version of Microsoft Edge, allowing you to create Collections on the go and synchronizing with your account to review on perhaps a bigger screen later.
To use Collections, you must at least be on Microsoft Edge (beta) version 45.04.24.4994. This appears to be a server-side switch as I was unable to see the feature despite being on the same version as reported by Techdows. As per their report, you can access Collections by tapping on the horizontal three-dot button in the bottom bar. You can tap on the option in the center and then tap on the “+” icon to add a new Collection. After you give this one a name, you can start by adding links or images by tapping on “Add to Collection” button from the menu.
To be able to view Collections created on other devices, you can check Collections in the Sync settings. Remember, you’ll be required to sign up as a beta tester for Microsoft Edge to be able to use the feature. You can apply for the same by clicking this link.
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