New features and improvements are coming to the Microsoft Edge browser, including new ways to organize tabs, support for WebVR and the ability to read books from Windows Store through the browser.
With the new tab management features, users can preview visual thumbnails of all their open tabs at a glance, and set a group of tabs aside in an instant to get a fresh start, removing any distractions.
Microsoft is also in the early stages of bringing new and expanded experiences into Microsoft Edge.
A small but growing number of web sites are offering virtual reality experiences that let users view and interact with virtual worlds firsthand. Microsoft Edge is enabling support for WebVR so users can experience virtual reality via the web using VR devices and upcoming Windows Mixed Reality hardware.
A few weeks ago, Microsoft began testing the ability to purchase e-books directly from the Windows Store and read them in Microsoft Edge. Microsoft designed the browser with tools built specifically to improve the reading experience on Windows 10 devices, with features that not only enable you to read content, but also to customize and create your own experience with custom font sizes, layouts, themes, navigation control, Cortana integration and more.
Late last year Microsoft introduced a preview implementation of the Payment Request API for Microsoft Edge, which will work with Microsoft Wallet on Windows 10 PCs to make online shopping easier. On participating web sites, users will have the option to checkout quickly using their payment information stored securely in Microsoft Wallet so they don't have to navigate through traditional checkout flows and repeatedly enter the same payment and shipping address information.
In addition, in the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft Edge will be even faster and more responsive on your favorite sites, will get even more out of your battery than today's efficiency, and will introduce new defenses to keep you safe on the web.