Microsoft Edge 97 lands in the Beta channel with new Citations feature

Laurent Giret

Microsoft Edge

Following the release of Microsoft Edge 96 on the Stable channel last month, the version 97 of the web browser has now made its way to the Beta channel. The main new feature in Microsoft Edge 97 is Citations, which is designed to help students better manage and generate citations from academic online sources in the correct format like APA, MLA, and Chicago.

Citations is part of Microsoft Edge’s Collections feature, and it needs to be turned on manually. Currently, automatically extracting and creating citations is only supported on select academic websites and research journals, but Edge Insiders can manually add the required info to generate citations on unsupported sites.

Illustration showing the steps to turn on Citations in the Collections menu, as described below.

Microsoft Edge 97 also improves multiple profile preferences, adding the option to use the current work and school account signed into the current Edge profile to sign into websites when multiple work or school accounts are signed in on a device. This feature can be turned on and of in Settings/Profile preferences.

Lastly, Microsoft Edge 97 will let users validate the signatures for PDF files directly from the browser. For Mac users, this release also adds support for Microsoft’s Endpoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policy enforcement on macOS.

Microsoft Edge 97 is a pretty minor release overall, and it should reach the Stable channel before the end of the month. If you don’t want to wait, we remind you that you can install the Edge Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary channels side-by-side on your PC.