Microsoft rolled out another new build for the Microsoft Edge Beta today, bringing it to the next major version making its way through testing, version 83. The Beta channel only sees updates every six weeks, so version 83 has already enjoyed some lengthy testing with Canary and Dev channel Insiders. As for what’s new, you’re looking at improvements to the collections feature, the addition of extension syncing, and more.
Here’s a look at the short release blurb for the update to Microsoft Edge version 83 posted by Microsoft:
We are excited to promote Microsoft Edge 83 to our Beta channel. There are a ton of features coming at you in this update including extensions sync, more customizations for the PDF pen tool, line focus in Immersive Reader, and adding multiple tabs to a new collection! In addition to these, we’re highlighting a blog post with working from home tips and some hints on how to easily access your recently closed tabs.
Hey, Insiders! Today we are promoting Microsoft Edge 83 into our Beta channel. Version 83.0.478.13 comes with extensions sync and new Collections features. Head to edge://settings/help in your browser to ensure you’re updated to the latest version, and let us know what you think!
— Microsoft Edge Dev (@MSEdgeDev) April 22, 2020
In addition to the above, Microsoft also added the ability to play the surfing minigame in Edge when you try to load a page but have no internet connection. When that happens, you’ll now see a button that will take you to the game so you can kill some time while you wait to get internet back.
If you’re already using the Microsoft Edge beta, you can upgrade to version 83 now by checking the “About Microsoft Edge” section of your settings. The Canary, Dev, and Beta channel builds are also available to download directly from the Microsoft Edge Insider site. Likewise, the release version is available through the official Microsoft Edge site.
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