History and Open Tabs Sync is Coming to Microsoft Edge

Posted on January 4, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Edge with 3 Comments

Some users are reporting that the stable version of Microsoft Edge can now sync browser history and open tabs between PCs and devices. With this addition, Microsoft’s browser will finally support the full suite of syncing functionality almost exactly one year after its initial release.

To be clear, I’m not seeing this on my own PCs running the stable version (87) of Microsoft Edge. But I’ve confirmed that multiple users are seeing it on this same version, which suggests this is a cloud-based change that Microsoft can toggle remotely. (Here’s one example.)

You can find the sync interface in Edge by navigating to Settings and more (“…”) > Profiles > Sync. Here, I see that Favorites, Settings, Addresses and more, Passwords, Extensions, and Collections can all be configured to sync between the desktop and mobile versions of Edge. But two items, History and Open tabs, are currently grayed-out, with “Coming soon” notes.

It seems like this could change in the coming days, so I’ll keep my eye on it.

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Comments (3)

3 responses to “History and Open Tabs Sync is Coming to Microsoft Edge”

  1. lwetzel

    I have it on Version 89.0.731.0 (Official build) dev (64 bit).

  2. ebraiter

    I wish Edge would have the same history recording like Firefox.

    Edge will just give you the final destination in the history.

    Firefox will also include any redirections and other sites as well.

  3. cjharrop80

    It's now on for me on my stable version (87.0.664.66), but the History toolbar button is not available yet, like it is on Canary (my other Edge install).

    The implementation of Tab / History syncing on Canary is good - may be not as good as Firefox, but ,uch better than Chrome. Cannot wait for this feature gap to finally be plugged.

    Unsure whether anything is connected to Timeline - not something I use and should be regulated away like the People Taskbar, which I did try.....

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