Microsoft Edge version 93 lands in the Beta channel with Tabs Groups and more

Laurent Giret

Microsoft Edge On Windows 10

Microsoft Edge version 93 has made its way to the Beta channel today, bringing Tab Groups and other new features to Edge Insiders. With Tab Groups, Edge users will be able to better manage their tabs by organizing them into groups, and this is surely going to be a welcome addition for users who like to keep a ton of different tabs open throughout the day.

The other big addition in Microsoft Edge version 93 is a new Video Picture in Picture button in the toolbar that will appear when hovering on supported videos. This feature will be available on macOS first before rolling out to Edge Insiders on Windows.

Microsoft Edge 93 also brings the ability to hide the title bar when using Vertical Tabs, and new Initial Preferences will also make it easier to configure the browser for enterprise users. You can find the full list of new features in Microsoft Edge 93 below:

  • Initial Preferences in Microsoft Edge. Deploying Microsoft Edge to your enterprise will become easier starting in version 93, with the addition of Initial Preferences.
  • IE mode on Microsoft Edge will support “nomerge” behavior. Starting in Edge 93, IE mode on Microsoft Edge will support nomerge. For an end-user, when a new browser window is launched from an IE mode application, it will be in a separate session, similar to the nomerge behavior in IE11. You will need to adjust your site list to configure sites that need to prevent session sharing as “nomerge”. Behind the scenes, for each window of Microsoft Edge, the first time an IE mode tab is visited within that window, if it is one of the designated “nomerge” sites, that window is locked into a different “nomerge” IE session from all other Microsoft Edge windows at least until the last IE mode tab is closed in that window. This follows previous behavior where users could launch IE with nomerge and could also launch Microsoft Edge without nomerge via other mechanisms.
  • Tab Groups. The ability to categorize tabs into user-defined groups helps you more effectively find, switch and manage tabs across multiple workstreams. To enable this, we are turning on tab grouping beginning with Microsoft Edge version 93.
  • Hide the title bar while using Vertical Tabs. Get the extra few pixels back by hiding the browser’s title bar, while in Vertical Tabs. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 93, you can go to edge://settings/appearance and under the Customize Toolbar section select the option to hide the title bar while in Vertical Tab mode.
  • Video Picture in Picture (PiP) from hover toolbar. Beginning in Edge version 93, it will become even easier to enter Picture in Picture (PiP) mode. When you hover over a supported video, a toolbar will appear that allows you to view that video in a PiP window. Please note: this is currently available for Microsoft Edge users on macOS. Please check back shortly as we continue our rollout to Windows users.
  • Removal of 3DES in TLS. Starting with Edge v93, support for the TLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA cipher suite will be removed. This change is happening in the Chromium project, on which Microsoft Edge is based. For more information, navigate to the Chrome Platform Status entry. Additionally, in Edge v93, the TripleDESEnabled policy will be available to support scenarios that need to preserve compatibility with outdated servers. This compatibility policy will become obsolete and stop working in Edge v95. Ensure that you update affected servers before then.

While Microsoft Edge version 93 is now available in the Beta channel and should reach the Stable channel next month, Microsoft plans to shift to a four weeks release cycle for its Edge browser starting with Edge 94. This major update will be released alongside a new Extended Stable channel version for enterprise users, which will only receive new major updates every eight weeks.