In order to draw more users onto its platform, Microsoft is now adding more interesting features to its Edge browser. These additions include a price comparison tool, Meet Now, a website capturing tool, suggestions based on Pinterest collections, etc. Some of these were tested for months and will be rolling out to everyone soon.
Microsoft has long been hard pushing its users to shift from Chrome and make its native Edge browser default. Now, it’s at least trying to infuse some useful features to look attractive. Here are they;
New Features to Edge Browser
A Web Capturing Tool
Just as the snipping tool, the new Web Capturing tool will let users snip their favorite content on a webpage to make it as photo and save it. They can activate this feature and drag towards any side like cropping it. Microsoft said to add an inking feature and an ability to capture the whole page in just a single click.
A Price Comparison Tool
This feature is self-explanatory, as it would simply let users check and compare prices of a product across several retailers. This can be enabled from the Collections option of Settings. This is now available for users in the US, and Microsoft may soon bring proactive price comparison to check price history and compare coupons for better savings.
The introduction of price comparison means reviving a lost feature of Bing’s Cashback program. Bing Rebates, as it’s called, would be offer cashback on purchases made through its search engine. May users have to register for this program to show users their prices for similar products.
Collection Suggestions From Pinterest
Microsoft will now study your Pinterest collections to suggest relevant content to you. These will be appeared at the bottom of the Collections section and can be added to their Pinterest collections.
Meet Now is a video conferencing platform, backed by Skype. This is now integrated into the Edge browser to show up in the New Tab Page. It would allow users to invite upto 50 participants without the needing of an account. It allows session recording of upto 24 hours, screen sharing, and chatting.
Also, there are other features like MSN Esports Hub, which maintains the repository of all gaming-related content like streams, eSports news, and tournament updates. Also, an official Wonder Woman 1984 browser theme and navigation to particular pages in PDFs from the table of contents are coming to Edge.