Latest Microsoft Edge Dev Channel update lets you sync your open tabs across devices

Arif Bacchus

Latest Microsoft Edge Dev channel update brings Tracking Prevention, form fill and password syncing

Microsoft today, October 22, just announced the release of a new update for the Microsoft Edge Dev channel. This latest build, coming in at version 79.0.308.1 introduces a new ability to sync open tabs between multiple devices. In addition, it also improves some abilities to use a pen or stylus to move windows, and more.

We begin first with the new ability to sync open tabs between devices. To access this new feature, you’ll need to open your Edge history via the … menu. You can then see a list of your open tabs from other devices, right under the name of that device. Microsoft also notes that users who are using work or school accounts will now be able to sync their data to Mac devices.

Now, for the other added features. With this release, Microsoft has added initial annotation features to PDF files. They’ve also improved the browser sign-in experience, and added new profile icons, as we’ve explained before. You’ll also see a new error dialog for when the browser is in a state where it can’t be signed into.

Some of the other new features and some improvements are below. Due to the length of the list, we invite you to check out the full details on the Microsoft Tech Community blog.

  • Added a link to the Microsoft Privacy Dashboard from within Settings.
  • Added text indicating if a window is InPrivate or Guest to the tooltip that appears when hovering over the Taskbar icon.
  • Added the ability to edit the names of items in Collections.
  • Added more links to documentation from within the F12 Dev Tools.
  • Added more icons to certain places in the browser such as context menus.
  • Fixed a crash when signing into the browser.
  • Fixed an issue where trying to print a PDF crashes the tab.
  • Fixed an issue where navigating within an IE tab sometimes causes a browser crash.
  • Fixed a hang when using IE mode tabs.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking on the prompt to restart Edge to apply an update causes a hang on Mac.
  • Fixed an issue where Edge would randomly crash.
  • Fixed an issue where Application Guard windows fail to open with no indication as to why.
  • Fixed an issue where Application Guard windows fail to navigate to websites.
  • Fixed a crash when using Application Guard.
  • Fixed an issue where checking for Edge updates results in the following error: “We couldn’t create that component (error code 3: 0x80080005 — system level)”.
  • Fixed an issue where users can’t click on certain browser UI while the print dialog is open.

As usual, these updates should download automatically, and you’ll need to restart the browser for it to take effect. We have more details on how you can check for new updates here, and our full Edge Insider hub has you covered with all the latest news and information.