Edge Insider news: Collections is now enabled by default in Canary and Dev channels

Laurent Giret

Collections comes to Edge Insider Canary channel, makes organizing web pages easier

The Collections feature for Microsoft Edge that the company first announced at Build 2019 is now available for all Edge Insiders on the Canary and Dev channels, the company announced today. You’ll no longer to go into the edge://flags to turn it on, and Collections should appear as a button next to your profile picture on the new browser.

With Collections, Microsoft wants to give Edge users an easy way to store web content for later reference. The feature lets you curate web pages and copy text, images and links into a dedicated notes panel. Collections also sync across devices when you are signed in Edge with your Microsoft account.

“We designed Collections based on what you do on the web. If you’re a shopper, it will help you collect and compare items. If you’re an event or trip organizer, Collections will help pull together all your trip or event information as well as ideas to make your event or trip a success. If you’re a teacher or student, it will help you organize your web research and create your lesson plans or reports. Whatever you are doing on the web, Collections can help,” the Edge team explained.

Collections is an interesting addition, though it remains desktop-only for now, and there’s also no built-in sharing feature. If you don’t have a real use for it, it’s also worth noting that you can’t remove the Collections button from the Edge bar, unlike the Favourites, Feedback and Home buttons, which can all be hidden.