If you’ve used Chrome for a period of time, you’ll know that you can set it up to show you notifications when important events occur. Microsoft will bring similar functionality to its Edge browser, but will also go one above its competitors.
Microsoft’s Notification Plans for Edge
William Devereux announced Microsoft’s plans over on the Microsoft Edge Insider Tech Community. Microsoft has some interesting ideas for notifications that may give it an edge over other browsers.
First, Microsoft Edge will soon show notifications even when the browser is closed. Some modern-day browsers can only show you notifications when a window is open, so this will be a handy feature for those who don’t like leaving their browsers open all day.
Next up, you can soon get badge notifications for specific websites. With Edge, you can pin a specific website to the taskbar so you can quickly open it. It’s one of the features that make Edge more productive than Chrome.
With this upcoming update, these pinned websites will also show a small badge that informs you when news comes in. Again, this feature applies even when the browser isn’t running. As such, you should be able to see the number of notifications even before opening your browser.
For now, Microsoft hasn’t given us a release date for when we can try this feature for ourselves. However, you can definitely bank on it appearing on the Insider build of Edge eventually.
Making Microsoft Edge Even Better
Microsoft Edge is starting to look like a real contender against other browsers, and this update is no exception. Who knows what else Microsoft has planned to make Edge take the top spot on the browser list?
If you don’t think Microsoft Edge has what it takes to take down the major browsers, you’ll be surprised to hear that it already has. At the time of writing, Microsoft Edge has more users than Firefox, and its lead is constantly growing.
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