Microsoft Edge password manager can now connect to mobile apps


Microsoft Edge has come a long way since switching from Microsoft’s EdgeHTML engine to Chromium. It has acquired a number of useful features that help it compete with other Chromium-based web browsers including Google Chrome. These features become more and more important as Microsoft prepares for the upcoming school year with a few things that make Edge a better partner for safely planning the school year.

Thanks to its common roots, Microsoft Edge is able to acquire a certain level of compatibility with existing Chrome browser extensions. Of course, Microsoft has its own set, like the Outlook extension that lets you access your calendar, emails, and tasks without having to exit the browser. Edge, however, also has a few built-in features that give it an edge, pardon the pun, over the competition.

Collections, for example, are like a read later service and Pinterest in one. While it primarily lets you save links to pages and take notes on them, Microsoft is expanding the kinds of things you can put in a collection. You can now save web captures, for example, which is the term Edge uses for webpage screenshots that you can annotate with drawings or text.

One of the biggest improvements that Microsoft introduced in Edge can be found in the built-in password manager. Edge now notifies users if their password is too weak or has already been used at other sites so users can take action if necessary. The mobile version of Edge can now also use the credentials saved in the browser to log into mobile apps like Instagram.

Microsoft Edge also has some built-in tools to make shopping a bit easier, especially for back-to-school supplies. Naturally, Microsoft wants users to associate it with Bing purchase search results and even created a Pole back to school to this end.

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