For many years, Microsoft developed and delivered Internet Explorer with Windows with one single goal in mind: to allow users to install Chrome, Firefox, or any other browser. It’s a joke, but it’s undeniably true. After years of being the target of jokes, Microsoft has ditched Internet Explorer and launched Microsoft Edge browser.
Today, Edge is the default browser in Windows 10 and Windows 11. It’s much better than it was in the early days and much better than what Internet Explorer used to be. Even so, it still lags behind other browsers. Even the most dedicated Windows fan tends to choose third-party browsers over Microsoft’s solution. The company is constantly developing new features to make Edge more interesting, and a new feature can be ahead of the competition.
For most users, performance is everything. To be more productive, we are always multitasking. The situation is the same with internet browsers. Apparently, a future update for Microsoft Edge could make the browser even more productive.
The Redmond giant is working on a new version of Edge. The project is currently called Project Phoenix (yes, the one that rises from the ashes) and has been running since last summer. The goal is exactly as the name suggests, Microsoft intends for Edge to rise like a phoenix against its competitors. The new browser will have a unique design that perfectly matches Windows 11 visually and functionally.
New Microsoft Edge Browser Highlights
The biggest productivity-boosting feature is the feature that lets you view multiple tabs in split-screen mode. It is worth noting that this is already available in some browsers, such as Vivaldi. However, adding it to the browser that comes with Windows will make the proposition more attractive. This will allow you to view several websites simultaneously without duplicating all elements of the browser interface, such as the address bar. This feature is available to those using the Microsoft Edge Insider build with the right flag enabled.
The upcoming Microsoft Edge will also have a new Tab Activity Center. This will allow you to analyze your browsing history and tabs faster. For instance, you will know the type of website on which you spend more time. This is similar to the Digital Wellbeing features on Android and iOS. Agree that this is a cool browser add-on. Microsoft also plans to further integrate Edge with Windows. For example, the company is thinking of making Edge the OS’s password manager, which should allow you to quickly synchronize passwords between devices.
The future Windows 11 will have a round and uniform look for the navigation bar. As we mentioned above, the goal is to optimize its visual effects with Windows 11. In fact, its design will match what we see in the future File Manager for Windows 11.