Microsoft is taking groups in a direction somewhat similar to Pinterest.
new Microsoft Edge The update promises several new organizational features, an inspiration feed, and the ability to follow creators directly.
In fact, Groups get the lion’s share (Opens in a new tab) One of the improvements in the update. For those unaware, groups let you group web pages, photos, or videos together online and put them into folders. The inspiration feed will show you occasional related ideas from other websites. For example, you might have a series of recipes saved. The new feed will show you other recipes that will inspire you.
Facilitate the collection process
The announcement indicates that the update will be coming soon, but it appears that some of the features are already there.
Besides the inspiration feed, users will be able to save photos and videos directly to Collections by hovering over them and clicking the Add button. This feature appears to only work on Bing search results. We tried to save YouTube videos, but there was no choice.
Bing visual search is also expanding in Microsoft Edge to work on other websites. The feature allows users to search via images instead of text. Hovering over the image will bring up the visible search icon. Selecting the icon starts the search. At the moment, it appears that the feature only works on certain pages. We discovered the visual search icon on images from official Google and Microsoft blogs, and even TechRadar. So, support is somewhat spotty.
The latest update allows users to follow creators from some video sharing sites. The list includes YouTube, TikTok, and the Chinese site Billibilli. A new ‘Follow’ button will appear in The top of the browser you can click (Opens in a new tab). The list of creators you follow will appear next to Groups as a new list. From there, you’ll get a feed of the creator’s latest videos.
Aside from the few features that worked, neither the inspiration feed nor the new Follow button appeared. The updates seem to be rolling out in parts. We asked Microsoft if they could tell us when to start converting the batches fully and for the full list of supported websites. We will update this post with a reply.
Analysis: Still declining
While these changes seem welcome, the question remains: will they be enough to boost Edge’s popularity? The last numbers of Statcounter Show that the browser is losing users. It’s not clear why, but Microsoft may not have helped bury Internet Explorer and force people to use the browser. And with browsers like Firefox enhances their security By preventing websites from tracking users, people might understandably jump.
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