Microsoft announces improvements to Collections and downloads in Edge

Rabia Noureen

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft has announced a couple of significant improvements to the Collections and downloads experience in its Edge browser. These improvements, which were previously limited to select Insiders, are now generally available in the Dev and Canary channel builds.

The company has designed these new Collections experience in a similar way to the recently revamped favorites and history experience in Edge. The improved Collections menu brings users the ability to view, edit, or add to a collection directly from their toolbar. Users will also be able to open Collections in the sidebar experience by clicking the pin button, making it easier for them to drag-and-drop links, images, text, and more from the web.

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The company is also introducing an improved way to add an item to a collection. Microsoft says that users will now be able to click the new add button available on top of the preview image to add the current page to their Collection quickly.

In addition, Microsoft has also detailed a new downloads experience that should make it easier to view and manage downloaded files. The new flyout menu allows users to pin the downloads button to the taskbar and perform quick actions from the pinned icon. There is also the ability to pin the downloads menu to the right side of the browser.

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The company recommends Edge Insiders to try out the Collections and downloads experiences in the Dev and Canary channels and provide feedback via the in-app feedback tool. While these changes are currently available to Edge Insiders, we hope that this update will soon make it to the Beta and Stable channels.