- Go back and forth in time. Easily scroll back in time
to find things you were working on earlier today or a few weeks ago.
- Find activities easily. Click the new
Task bar icon to see all your activities on a specific day grouped by hour, including all the things you did using Microsoft Edge and Office 365 on your tablet and mobile phone. If you don’t see
what you need, you can easily search Timeline to find it.
- Remove activities whenever you
want. Delete activities from a specific day or hour.
To get started with using Timeline, click the new Task view icon in the taskbar to see all your activities on a specific day, grouped by hour, and easily search for
something you’d like to go back to (you can also open Task view by pressing Windows logo key + Tab).
Nearby Sharing lets you instantly share your videos, photos, documents, and websites with people and devices near you over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Say you’re in a meeting
with your boss and need to quickly send them the report or PowerPoint presentation you’re looking at on your screen, Nearby Sharing helps you do this quickly and easily. Here’s what you can do with
- Share quickly. Send any video, photo, document, or webpage viewed on
Microsoft Edge to people nearby by clicking on the share charm in the app or right-clicking to get the share menu. You can share a report with a colleague in your meeting room or a vacation photo
with your best friend in the library.
- Take the quickest path. Your computer automatically picks the fastest
way to share your file or webpage, either over Bluetooth or Wifi.
- See who’s available. Bluetooth allows you to quickly discover
potential devices with which you could share.
Focus Assist helps you get more done by easily blocking notifications, sounds, and alerts to create distraction-free work times. This is helpful if you’re giving a
presentation or trying to focus on a paper, you can use Focus Assist to block interruptions or distractions. Here’s how it works.
- Work the way you want. Focus assist gives
you the flexibility to choose when to block interruptions. Turn on Focus assist whenever you want to get things done without distractions, like notifications, sounds, and alerts. Or set Focus Assist
to turn on automatically at certain times during the day.
- Stay connected when you need to. You can
make sure your most important people breakthrough by creating a priority list of those you always want to reach you, even when you’re working. Or when you need complete concentration, block all
- Catch up quickly. Find out what you missed while you were heads down
on a project. As soon as you finish working, a summary of notifications and alerts appears on your screen.
You can quickly toggle Focus Assist on or off from a quick action button in the Action Center. Or, to set up your rules with Focus Assist, just go to display settings
> Focus Assist to pick which scenarios will automatically turn on this feature.
Here’s a look at what’s new in Microsoft Edge with this update.
- Mute-a-tab. Simply click the audio icon or right-click the tab to mute
and unmute the tab that is playing sound.
- Autofill cards on web forms. Use Microsoft Edge to securely save your
address, credit card, and other information on top retail sites so that you have the option of autofill on web payment forms.
- Clutter-free printing. Print web pages from Microsoft Edge without
pop-ups and other unnecessary clutter. Enable the “Clutter-free printing” option in the print dialog and print only the content you want.
- Full-screen reading experience. Take
Books, PDFs, and Reading view pages full-screen, for a distraction-free reading experience. To enable full-screen reading, you can click on the double-arrow icon on the reading bar, or in the more
menu or hit F11 on your keyboard.
- More EPUB book options. Read EPUBs books in Microsoft Edge—whether
downloaded from the web, which you can save with the latest Windows update, or purchased from the Microsoft Store. You’ll also find reading suggestions at the Books tab in the “Hub” menu.
- Grammar tools. Microsoft Edge has added Grammar tools support in
reading mode for web pages and books to help improve reading comprehension to create a more inclusive reading experience.
- Fluent Design. Microsoft Edge now
supports an updated Dark theme and much better contrast with all colors, text, and icons.
- Microsoft Edge on your phone and
tablet. Get Microsoft Edge on your Android phone, tablet, iPhone, or iPad. Just go to the apps store on your device and download Microsoft Edge for free. Then use Microsoft Edge on
your phone or tablet to read EPUB books you’ve saved, currently a preview feature. Or start reading a webpage on phone or tablet, send the page to your PC, and pick up reading right where you left
Tap to ink and ink acceleration are new with this update. Here’s how they work:
- Tap to ink. Now you can choose to ink instead of type. Use your
digital pen to write directly in text fields for a more natural experience. Just tap a space, like a search box, and it expands to give you a comfortable area in which to write. You can even edit
what you’ve written with simple, intuitive gestures. Go to Settings > Devices> Pen & Windows Ink > select, “Write directly into text field”, then tap on a new text field to try the
- Ink acceleration. Designed to reduce the delay and improve latency of your
digital pen by up to 30-50%. With virtually no latency, using a pen is almost like drawing on paper. This is the fastest Windows Ink yet.