Android Sync Coming to the New Edge

Posted on April 18, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Microsoft Edge, Mobile, Windows 10 with 7 Comments

Credit: MSPowerUser

Microsoft confirmed last night that it is updating the Android version of Edge so that it can sync with the new Edge in Windows 10.

“Microsoft Edge for Android Beta users, we are now starting to roll out favorites syncing with our Chromium-based Microsoft Edge preview,” Microsoft director Vishnu Nath tweeted last night. “iOS support and syncing more than favorites [is] coming soon.”

I haven’t seen this update yet. But based on screenshots that a reader provided to MSPowerUser, you’ll be able to choose between classic Edge (“Microsoft Edge”) and the new Edge (“Microsoft Edge Insider Channels”) in the sync settings on mobile.

As the screen notes, only favorites sync is available today, mimicking the new Edge’s sync capabilities between PCs. But passwords, open tabs, auto-fill form data, and other features will be synced in the future as well.

I will add a new article to my “Living on the (New) Edge” series when I have a chance to test this feature.

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Comments (7)

7 responses to “Android Sync Coming to the New Edge”

  1. jbinaz

    I had an interesting experience on Edge on Android recently. I don't know if it was an update, but it signed me out of everything, and I had to log back in. Thurrott.com, Facebook, sbnation.com, etc. All required me to log in again. I wondered if it was related to the release of the inisder versions of "new" Edge. I wouldn't think so, especially after reading this, but the timing was odd, since it happened last week.

  2. anthonye1778

    Fantastic functionality. The only question I have is... what is that awful font the MSPowerUser reporter has changed his phone to?

  3. Dan1986ist

    I've been using the beta versions of Edge on Android on my Android device and have yet to see it as well.

  4. jim_vernon

    Has anyone actually ever gotten the sync to work between Android and Windows (particularly passwords)? I've been using Edge on both for a year, and despite messing with various settings and clearing data, it never seems to have synced correctly.

  5. Bob Olhsson

    My sync stopped working after the 1809 update.

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