Microsoft Edge is getting a new feature that allows users to seamlessly import data from Google Chrome. The ‘import browser data’ menu was formerly used to provide a one-time sync option for your data, bookmarks, browser history and more. Now, Edge is offering a new feature that automatically imports data from Google Chrome when you launch the browser for the first time after starting it up. Currently, Chrome is said to be the only browser compatible with this new feature.
Initial spot of the latest Windows, new addition to the ‘enter browser data’ option on Microsoft Edge allows users to automatically import data from Google Chrome when it is launched for the first time after reboot. This feature is said to be not entirely new. However, some new options have been introduced. Edge will now also pick up previously opened tabs from Chrome; can even import extensions. This will allow users to seamlessly switch from Chrome to Edge. According to the above information of Microsoft support page, Edge can now safely enter up to 50 tabs at once; anything more will hinder the short term performance of the system. Furthermore, enabling or disabling a setting on Chrome will be reflected on Edge if it is available.
To enable the feature on Microsoft Edge, go to Settings > Profile > Import Browser Data > Import browser data from Google Chrome on each launch. Here you can also choose the type of data you want to import.
Microsoft has great plans for Edge after it announced that Internet Explorer will be discontinued this year on June 15. Recently, at the Build 2022 conference, the tech giant disclosure some of the updates Edge is receiving. One of the most notable features is the general availability of WebView2 for WinUI 2 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP). Microsoft is also adding new APIs and improving notifications to Advanced Progressive Web Apps (PWAs).