Microsoft is racing up to compete Edge browser with Chrome. After adding a number of unique features to Edge on desktop and releasing Canray and dev versions for Android, Microsoft is now testing Chrome’s “Send tab to Self” feature in Edge Canary. The feature makes it easier to send tabs or pages/links from Windows 10 to Android devices and vice versa.
What you need to know:
- Edge is rolling out the ability to share web pages between different devices such as Windows 10 and Android
- You need to be using the latest Canary version on Windows and Android.
- You should be signed in to the same Microsoft Account on these devices.
If you’re using Microsoft Edge on multiple devices ((computer and Android) with sync enabled, then you can see open tabs from other devices on the History page.
And, Edge offers a page sharing option via a QR code scanner like Chrome.
But, the new “send this page” option in the address bar (and also in the context menus) makes tab sharing with different devices far easier.
Sending tab from Edge on Windows 10
- Open Edge Canary.
- Click on the laptop icon in the address bar to notice the “Send page to your devices” menu. Here, it lists all Edge browsers you signed into Microsoft Account on Windows and Android. Expect, Mac and iOS devices to appear in the list in the future.
- Select a device to send the Edge tab to your device
- You’ll receive a notification on another device after sharing that you can click to open the page.
Sending a tab from Edge on Android
- Open Edge Canary on Android
- While you’re on the current page, tap on the Share option
- Select Send to your devices
- Select your device.
- Notification will be shown from the Windows Action center that can be opened and viewed in a web browser.
After Chrome (beginning with version 77), you can able to quickly send tabs to Edge devices, what’s your take on this. Let us know in the comments below [Via Leo].
More articles on Edge for Android: