The latest stable version of Microsoft’s Edge browser is finally adding support for extension sync, meaning you don’t have to manually reinstall extensions one at a time with each new device. Microsoft teased the feature as part of its Build announcement earlier this week, but the update log for the latest version of the browser (83.0.478.37, to be exact) confirms it’s rolling today.
Alongside support for extension syncing, the latest version of Edge includes a host of other improvements. You can now exempt certain cookies from being automatically cleared when the browser closes (useful if there is a specific website that you want to keep logged in), and the Edge̵7;s Collections feature now supports drag and drop to make web pages and clippings easier to save. Today’s browser can also prompt you to switch profiles if you’re visiting a site that needs to be verified using a separate school or work profile. Review the full list of Microsoft site improvements.
The sync extension is just one of the Edge features that Microsoft tested in its Make earlier this week announcement. Other highlights include a new sidebar search feature that lets you search the web without leaving your current tab, as well as integrating Pinterest for Collections. However, it is missing the concept, is the entire history and syncing tab, which is present in competitors such as Chrome.
Although Microsoft release notes say the latest version of the browser came out on May 21, it may take a few days for all the updates to arrive. Microsoft has announced the adoption of a progressive rollout for Edge’s robust channel updates, where it will release updates over the next few days to give it a chance to catch any bugs can crop.