Microsoft Edge Ships New Dev Channel Update With New Features

Posted on February 26, 2020 by Mehedi Hassan in Microsoft Edge, Web browsers with 3 Comments

Microsoft is releasing a major new update to the new Microsoft Edge browser this week. The new update is available for those using Microsoft Edge Dev.

To be more specific, the company is releasing build 82.0.432.3 to the Dev Channel, which includes a number of new features. The major new feature as part of today’s update is the availability of Microsoft’s edge://surf game for everyone.

Microsoft first introduced the in-browser game as part of its #FindWhatsNext campaign back in November, and it is now available for everyone to play by going to edge://surf on the browser. Users can also access the game when they hit the offline error page, kind of like Google Chrome’s Dino game.

There are also some improvements to the game itself — including some new modes like time trial, support for new input methods like touch and gamepads, as well as accessibility improvements, high stores, etc.

Apart from that, the new Edge build also lets users show a share button on the address bar, and includes a number of other new features:

  • Added the ability to put the Share button next to the address bar.
  • Added a management policy to disable the Share button.
  • Added the ability to hide the Home button by right-clicking it.
  • Added support for Windows Information Protection.
  • Added a management policy to control the automatic creation of on-premises work or school profiles (profiles with a DOMAIN\NAME format instead of a [email protected] format).
  • Added extra security to the Payment info Settings page by requiring the OS-level password in order to edit or delete cards.
  • Added support for syncing the “Allow extensions from other stores” setting to other devices.

There are a couple of other minor changes and a couple of known issues on the latest build, so make sure to check out the full changelog here.

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