How to use Microsoft Edge’s Drop Feature to Send files and notes

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Microsoft is continuously trying to make the new Edge browser better by adding new features and improvements. At the latest, the company has introduced a new file and note-sharing feature called Drop. It allows users to send notes, photos and files from Edge and the content gets synced across devices.

What is the Drop feature?

Drop is Microsoft Edge’s new feature that lets you share notes and files across mobile and PC devices. The feature reminds you of the popular messenger Telegram, where, in the case of you Edge, you need to send messages to yourself.


  • You need to sign in to your Microsoft Account in Edge to use it.
  • OneDrive

The feature uses OneDrive Account to store files, that why this account is Mandatory

The Drop feature, like some of the others in Microsoft Edge, is optional and is not turned on by default, here is how you can enable it.

Microsoft Edge Drop feature hands on


How to Enable the Drop feature in Micorsoft Edge

  1. Click on the menu icon and select Settings
  2. Go to Sidebar and ensure “Always show sidebar” is enabled”
  3. Click on the + icon on Sidebar and under Apps, toggle the switch for Drop to Enable
    Enable Drop feature in Microsoft Edge

Note: To ensure that Edge displays the Drop feature icon, you need to enable the Sidebar. Failure to do so will result in the Drop icon being missing or not shown by Edge.

How to use Edge’s Drop feature to share files and notes

  1. Open Edge browser
  2. Ensure you are signed in to your Microsoft Account, and click on the Paper airplane icon on the toolbar.
  3. In the sidebar, click on the “+” button to send a file or type a message instead. Or you can also able to send files faster by dragging and dropping them into the notes or message typing area.
    Edge asks confirmation to send files after dropping in Sidebar

The Drop feature is currently going out to users via controlled rollout and is available in Edge 104 Canary.

Once you share a file or note, other devices running Edge that have Drop enabled will have files or notes available through Synchronization.

How to View files shared via Drop to Edge on Android

  1. Launch Edge on Android
  2. Tap on the three-dot icon and open the menu
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and select the Drop icon
    Edge android received files shared via Drop from dekstop

You’ll also receive a notification on Android devices about the Drop message to check.

Microsoft Edge uses OneDrive Storage for Drop where the number of files and notes you share will count and the storage will be displayed when you click on the 3-dot icon in the Drop feature sidebar.

When you sign in to OneDrive in a Web browser, you can notice the “Microsoft Edge Drop files” folder with the files you’ve uploaded so far.

Storage Microsoft Edge Drop files folder OneDrive

Unless you have multiple devices running Edge and signed into Microsoft Account.

Final words:

Micorsoft is testing the Drop feature in the Edge browser to make file and note sharing even easier. With this, you can able to send photos, videos, documents, and notes to other devices Signed into Microsoft Edge. When comes to large file sharing, you should still stick with or switch to OneDrive. In this article, we covered how to enable and use the feature.

What’s your take on the file and note-sharing Drop feature in Edge? Have you liked it? Let us know in the comments below.

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