The upcoming update will improve Microsoft Edge’s new sidebar on Windows

Microsoft has been developing a new sidebar for its Chromium-based Edge browser, and an upcoming update will make it more functional. The Microsoft Edge sidebar, as you are surely aware, enables you to access Edge functions simultaneously. Features like Outlook, Office, games, and more are included in this.

The sidebar in Microsoft Edge is useful, but many users consider it to be another more browser bloatware. Thankfully, the sidebar can be hidden. We have some wonderful news for you if you enjoy the sidebar function. The business is currently developing “favorites” integration for the sidebar.

Microsoft is developing an update that will let Edge users access their preferred websites right from the pane, as you can see in the screenshot below. Along with the other frequently used tools, like unit converters, calculators, and web applications like Outlook, the “favorites” area will be displayed.

The tweak should make Edge’s sidebar more handy, especially if you frequently want to access your favorite website. While you have numerous tabs open and need to access the same information at once, such as when preparing a presentation for work, it is also useful.

The sidebar in Microsoft Edge performs admirably.

Simply select “Add tab to sidebar” from the tab context menu to add a website to the sidebar.

A website can also be added to the sidebar directly from the sidebar. Simply click on “Customize Sidebar” (+) and select the new option “Add current page” to accomplish this. The list of websites you’ve added can be found at the bottom of the window.


Microsoft referred to the sidebar integration as a new option to give access to Edge capabilities “side-by-side with their browsing window” in the official roadmap listing. In addition to favorites, you can also access Bing search, Office, Games, and other tools like Discover, which is powered by MSN.

The sidebar is still being tested by Microsoft, and it will gradually improve. According to the plan, Edge’s sidebar is currently under development, but it may start to roll out to some users in August 2022, thus the feature will soon be available.

The new Microsoft Photos app-like integration where you can trim photographs, add texts, utilize filters, and more is anticipated to be part of Microsoft Edge’s upcoming major release.

Christopher Woodill

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