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Microsoft Edge gains awesome new features in Windows 10 Creators Update

by Brandon Russell | January 31, 2017January 31, 2017 11:45 am PDT

Microsoft has released a number of insider previews for the Windows 10 Creators Update, and the Redmond company teased even more changes on Tuesday. This time, Microsoft has focused all of its attention on Edge, the company’s web browser.

In a video posted to YouTube, Microsoft stylishly outlines the changes coming to Edge, including expanded availability of extensions. Microsoft says extension developers will have access to 30 percent more APIs compared to initial release. That means more powerful extensions for users, and hopefully increased interest from the developer community.

Meanwhile, Edge is introducing new tab management features that look gorgeous. Users will be able to preview visual thumbnails of their open tabs, set a group of tabs aside for later, and more. The video above demonstrates how these features look in action. Suddenly, Edge has become one of the web’s most beautiful and functional browsers.

Edge looks awesome

In addition, Microsoft said it’s adding improved e-book support to Edge, along with support for 3D, which will allow users to experience 3D content without downloading extra software.

“We continue to explore how 3D content can revolutionize the web, and we’re hard at work in standards bodies to deliver a new interoperable immersive web,” Microsoft said in a blog post.

These new Edge features are set to arrive with the Windows 10 Creators Update, which could arrive as early as April.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...