Microsoft is taking Edge’s Collections to the next level. The company has rolled out a major update to its Edge web browser that brings a host of new features to Collections, some of which steer it in Pinterest’s direction. Also Read - Microsoft is testing new Game Pass family plan with ability to add up to 4 members
For the unversed, Collections lets users collect and organise web pages, photos and videos from across the web in a single folder that is accessible in the browser including its mobile apps. Now, the company has updated the functionality making it more dynamic and easier to use. The company has announced that now, user can save images and videos to their Collections as they browse the web. To save an image or a video from the web, all users need to do is hover over or right-click the item on a webpage and click the add button to save it to a Collection. Also Read - Blizzard cancels World of Warcraft mobile game: Report
The company also said that in the coming days, Edge users will also be able to share their collections with others, which will make collaborating with others easier. Also Read - Microsoft brings Outlook to budget Android smartphones with Outlook Lite app
Edge’s Collection is also getting an Inspiration Feed that will show users a feed with content related to their Collection window, which the company says will help “you get inspired and discover additional places.”
Microsoft has also rolled out new features for Edge beyond updates to Collections. The company said that Visual Search from Microsoft Bing will now be available when users hover over an image. “Visual Search uses advanced computer vision technology to search with images instead of text. The on-hover update allows you to easily search for similar items by hovering over an image you find online, then clicking on the Visual Search icon,” the company wrote in a blog post.
The company is also rolling out the ability to follow users’ favorite content creators on various websites such as YouTube, Bilibili and TikTok. Microsoft said this feature will be limited to a few websites in the beginning and that the company will add more sites in the future.
As far as availability is concerned, Microsoft said that all these upgrades to Collections will be available on the desktop version of Microsoft Edge in the coming days.