There are some concerns that Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge may be bogged down with unwanted new additions, such as Skype’s Meet Now integration or the “Buy now, pay later” feature. At the same time, Microsoft is working on several useful features for the Windows 11 default browser.
One such feature is “Drop”, similar to Telegram’s saved messages. While Telegram’s Saved Messages feature lets you forward and store texts or media messages, Microsoft Edge’s Drop can be used to store files and notes so you can access them anywhere.
Want to save and open a particular file on another device while browsing the web without transferring it manually? Or do you struggle to save important details like notes or schedules? You can easily fix these issues with Microsoft Edge’s Drop, which lets you save files or notes to OneDrive.
“Drop” is a dedicated hub that lets you drag and drop files and open them with Microsoft Edge on your other devices. As long as the devices have Microsoft Edge and Microsoft accounts, you can transfer different types of files.
The feature doesn’t offer different sharing methods, so the easiest way to access shared files is through the browser itself.
Microsoft Edge Drop uses OneDrive and you can also view these files or notes directly in the cloud storage platform.
Unlike Telegram’s saved messages, Edge Drop doesn’t offer unlimited resources and is tied to your OneDrive subscription. In other words, you need free storage in OneDrive if you want to store and share files with Edge.
This feature is rolling out in Microsoft Edge Canary 104 and users can enable or disable it from Settings > Appearance.
Other features coming to Microsoft Edge
According to the roadmap, Microsoft is working on a number of new features, including built-in Cloudflare integration and more.
In addition, Microsoft has also promised that the next version of Edge Canary will reduce the size of the context menu, hopefully to address the concerns of desktop users.
Microsoft understands that the context menus are too large and wide on the desktop, and the lack of ability to further customize the appearance is another issue. For example, you cannot edit the context menu and exclude certain functions.
“We’re hearing that both the right-click context and the … menus are too long, too wide, and don’t offer any customization options,” Microsoft said.
The company added that it is already exploring some ways to reduce the size of the context menu and provide users with new options.