What is New in Microsoft Edge Browser?

Stuck with all new Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows 10? In this article, I will explain in detail the all new features of Microsoft Edge, while comparing it with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Microsoft Edge is the all new browser from Microsoft and a successor of Internet Explorer. Even after so many drastic changes, Internet Explorer failed to gain attention from the users. Edge Browser will be new and versatile browser and shows promise to the users with features like Cortana integration, enhanced security and browser extensions. It will be the primary/default browser in Microsoft Windows 10 and is be available in the Windows Insider Program of Windows 10. The browser may be available for download, only after the official release of Windows 10 in the late July but not now for sure.

Web Note Feature!

One of the best improvement the developers can claim is the "Web Note" feature available on all new Microsoft Edge Browser. It is to be noted that this feature is not yet released by any other browser giants like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome (But, I think Maxthon Browser had this feature). With this new "Web Note" feature you can take notes, highlight them directly to the webpage you're viewing, exactly like on a Adobe PDF Reader. You can also share this as images with your co-workers, friends etc. Use the "Web Note" icon to get started. If you have used Adobe Reader before, then there will be no tussle on this.

Reading Mode

At many times, you may find it difficult read some web pages due to the bad selection of background colour and the font used. Microsoft Edge has a built-in solution for this. Microsoft Edge comes with a pre-built "Reading Mode" option, which will help the user to read on web pages without any difficulties. When you set the reading mode on, by going to the settings of the browser, the font on the webpage will be aligned center and to the front. You do have the option to change the font you like for better reading.

Ask Cortana : The Search Assistant

Just like in the browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge can help you whenever you stuck on a topic/word. You can simply ask the all new assistant Cortana to get the information you want in just couple of clicks. Select the word you want to search, right click and select "Ask Cortana" option. Cortana will surf the web and results will be immediately back to you on the right sidebar!

Hub : The Menu

"Hub" is the name of menu in the Microsoft Edge Browser. Hub contains all the features you want while you browse (Not The Settings). Hub houses reading list, favourites, downloads, history etc... Reading list is just like a bookmark option on other browsers. So, you can access all this features right from the "hub".

Microsoft Edge Extensions

Microsoft Edge Browser can be enhanced more with all new extensions, which will make use of JavaScript and HTML coding. Microsoft promised that only few changes in coding on the Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome extensions, will allow it to work with Microsoft Edge Browser.


Microsoft has already declared that Microsoft Edge will be designed ultimately for protection against online threats such as phishing. Yes, Microsoft looking to get tough on Security through Microsoft Edge Browser.

Smart Screen Technology

One of the features Microsoft Edge retained from the Internet Explorer 8 is "Smart Screen" technology, introduced in IE8. This allows the user to protect from malicious sites on the web, by performing reputation checks on websites. It also gives warning when you're downloading and installing any malicious software into your PC.

Microsoft Ede HTML : The New Rendering Engine

Yes, Microsoft Edge comes with a new rendering engine called Microsoft Edge HTML. The browser won't support IE native technologies like ActiveX, VML, DirectX filters etc, for security enhancement, since HTML5 opens new possibilities and have large capabilities.


Microsoft with their New Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge Browser, wants to keep their customers satisfied and alive. The "Project Spartan" after lot of rumours, results in very good and demanding web browser. Now, it's time for the users to try it and make their decision. Feature vice, Microsoft Edge browser is ahead of the other web browser giants. If they can give the performance they offered, then "The Best Web browser" title will have 3 competitors.

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