Microsoft’s roll out of the latest Edge browser update has finally allowed it to catch up to other browsers. The recent public release includes tab sharing, the ability to share open tabs on your browser across multiple devices. The feature is being made available for Windows and MacOS devices.
Tab sharing is when you open a webpage on your computer and send that tab to be read on your phone and vice versa. You’ll be able to see a new laptop and smartphone icon in the URL bar once you gain access to the feature. When you press on it, a list of all the devices on which you have Edge installed and where you are logged in with the same Microsoft account will be displayed. When you send links from your phone, you’ll see them in a notification tray prompt. Additionally, they will appear in the Action Center on Windows.
Microsoft released trials of the feature in April and it seems it’s only rolling out to a few users on desktop for now. On iOS and Android, the new tab sharing feature is only available if you download the canary version of Edge, which is the unstable variant to test out the latest features.
Tab sharing isn’t new by any measure of the word; Chrome and Firefox have had it since 2019. Safari takes it to a whole other level with iCloud Tabs as part of Handoff, where any tabs open will instantaneously be available across all devices. Better late than never, we suppose.