According to a new report, Microsoft is working on reimagining its browser and delivering a more advanced variant with a better user interface and more productivity features to help Edge stand out in the Chrome-dominated market. .
The Edge Phoenix is an internal concept that the company has been developing since summer 2022. It has several unique features, some of which are already available in the preview version of Microsoft Edge. For example, Recently Viewed Split View, Round edgeand Mica treatment.
‘Phoenix’ was a ‘conceptual’ version of Edge, revealed as an internal concept video by the MS User Research team, with new UI/features, feedback internally for Edge development directions/preferences. Collection Project, ‘Split Screen’ is the most loved feature of Phoenix🤓 pic.twitter.com/DRrLwN8x01
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Other concepts and theories of Edge Phoenix are yet to be revealed. Windows Central reports that Microsoft is working on a Tab Activity Center feature to give users insider information on how to use the browser. Think of Tab Activity Center as a native variant of the Screen Time feature found on iOS (Digital Wellbeing on Android).
Microsoft also considers turning Edge into a system-wide password manager (already one of the best-in-class password managers in the browser), as well as allowing users to get Edge up and running during initial Windows setup. Gives.
Edge’s slow year-over-year growth in the desktop market It’s a clear sign that Microsoft needs to step up its game and offer users a more compelling product (not burdening the browser with all sorts of user-unfriendly methods might also be a solid option). EdgePhoenix could be that breath of fresh air to help Microsoft rejuvenate its browser.