Microsoft is working on a new feature in Edge that lists all pages a user has sent to another device. The send feature, which many Edge users may be unaware of, allows Edge users to push webpages to other devices that Edge runs on.
To use it in Edge, users of the web browser need to right-click on an active tab in the web browser and select “send tab to your devices” from the context menu. Edge opens a list of all user devices, those associated with the user through sign-ins into the Microsoft account, and one may be selected to send the page of the tab to that device.
It is a feature that works best if syncing is not enabled or if the open tabs syncing option is disabled. The sent tab is opened automatically on the new device when Edge is opened.
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Sent pages in History
There is no indication on source Edge installation that a page was sent to another device; this may change soon as Microsoft is working on a new browsing history page in Microsoft Edge that adds the list of sent pages to it.
Access appears limited currently, even in Microsoft Edge Canary and other development versions of the browser. Edge users may check the history page by selecting Menu > History > Menu (three dots) > Open the history page through the shortcut Ctrl-H or by loading edge://history in the browser’s address bar directly.
The new Sent pages option is listed in the sidebar on the History page. A click on it lists all pages that were sent in chronological order. Page titles and the date a messenger was sent are listed.
Tabs that were sent from other devices are found under Tabs from other devices on the history page. Users find all tabs sent from other devices, not only those sent to a specific machine with Microsoft Edge.
Tabs sent from other devices will also appear in the History flyout menu, but the functionality still needs to be added to Microsoft Edge. A future update will introduce it in the browser.
Microsoft Edge’s Sent Tab functionality currently has specific use cases, as it is limited to sending tabs from one Edge instance where the user is signed in to another. It is still being determined if Microsoft has plans to expand this to other programs or apps or if the feature will remain restricted to Edge.
Sending tabs is a quick way of pushing a page to another Edge instance, especially since the tab is opened on the next start of the browser automatically.
However, it feels like a niche feature, and the integration of the new Sent Pages subpage in the History will likely remain the same.
More users are probably using the Share functionality integrated with Microsoft Edge to push webpages to other apps or for sharing.
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