Microsoft released the first stable version of its Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser in January 2020. The browser included basic sync functionality only initially and Microsoft added more options to the browser as the months passed by.
Microsoft Edge 83, for instance, introduced support for syncing extensions and extension data, and Edge 86 Enterprise sync functionality in.
It appears that Microsoft started the roll out of History and Open Tabs syncing in the company's browser in January 2021. I checked Edge on multiple devices and they all had the sync functionality included.
To check whether extended sync is available, do the following:
Both options were disabled by default on the devices that I checked. It is a good idea to check the sync settings to make sure that the feature is enabled, or to enable it if it is not and wanted.
Here is what the options do when enabled:
The two sync options close the functionality gap between Microsoft Edge and other browsers such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
Now You: do you use your browser's sync functionality?Advertisement
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.