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Microsoft begins rolling out history and open tabs' sync for users on Edge stable

 

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Microsoft made its Chromium-based Edge browser generally available back in January last year. The rollout was a slow one and the company did not begin shipping the browser with Windows 10 till the October 2020 Update (version 20H2). However, one significant feature that was absent at launch – and one that is still not completely available – is the ability to sync browser history and tabs across devices. The feature began rolling out to testers in October and has been a long time coming.

 

Now, it looks like users running the stable version of the Edge browser have begun receiving the feature. The 'History' and 'Open tabs' options under the ‘Sync’ page in settings are now being enabled for some users, and it looks to be a server-side change. Enabling the feature lets users sync their browser history across devices, making it easy to pick up where they left off, not just on Windows PCs but also across other platforms such as macOS.

@thurrott Wasn't aware Edge stable now does History and Open Tab sync. Good start of 2021 pic.twitter.com/raEP0TUbzz

— Bart W (@b4rtw) January 4, 2021

The feature also began showing up for a small set of users on Android devices last month. With the rollout now commencing – albeit in a limited manner, it will not be surprising to see the capability make it to the mobile versions of the browser for all users soon. The addition of the feature will also make it easier for more users to switch to Edge from competing offerings such as Chrome.

 

 

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Pick up where you left off in Edge by logging into your Microsoft account

 

Edge users now have an easier way to access all of their tabs and browsing history from other devices thanks to a new update from Microsoft.

 

According to Windows Latest, a new server-side update is currently rolling out to Microsoft Edge stable that makes it possible to sync your browsing history and tabs across Windows, macOS, iOS and Android. However, you will need to sign into Edge using your Microsoft account across all of your devices to use this feature.

 

Since Chromium Edge was first released last year, history and tab syncing is one key feature that has been missing from Microsoft's revamped browser.


Edge Canary users first gained the ability to sync history and tabs back in October of last year and it now appears that the feature is coming to the stable version of Edge.

 

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The ability to sync browsing history and tabs is now being activated automatically in the stable version of Edge for some users. If this feature isn't turned on by default in your browser though, you can go to Edge's settings menu and enable it by toggling History and Open tabs on.

 

Once the feature is enabled, you can start syncing your history and tabs between both your desktop and mobile devices that are logged into the same Microsoft account. It's worth noting that syncing will only work once this feature is enabled in all installations of the browser.

 

As Microsoft is now rolling out history and tab syncing to select users, the feature will likely be enabled in future builds of the browser or server-side updates on the software giant's end.

 

History and tab syncing will be included in Edge 88 along with a password monitor when the next version of Edge is released later this month.

 

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