Microsoft plans to officially launch the new Microsoft Edge on January 15, 2020. The company has already announced that some key features including ARM64 support, extension syncing, and history syncing won’t be available in the stable version.
Sync is a very useful feature that helps Microsoft Edge users to share settings between connected devices. It seems like the extension sync feature is all set to make their way to the Canary channel. The latest update to the Edge Canary Channel includes an extension sync toggle button.
— Richard Hay (@WinObs) November 24, 2019
Extension Sync Toggle Is Still Inactive
However, the button is still inactive and you may have to wait a few more weeks until Microsoft starts testing it. The new extension sync toggle is available alongside collections, settings, and open tabs in the browser’s sync settings.
Downloading the same extensions over and over again is a boring and time-consuming process. The feature is meant to make things easy for you.
Many of you would be running tens of extensions in your browsers. Consider a situation when you would need to install, remove, enable or disable multiple extensions in Chromium Edge. Things turn out to be difficult when you need to do the same across multiple devices.
Once the feature is available, it will help you keep your extensions in sync across multiple devices. Your Microsoft Account will maintain the necessary settings to sync extensions.
It is worth noting that the syncing options are available in individual groups. It means that you can’t really enable or disable a particular extension as per your requirements. Notably, you still have the option to choose the browser settings you don’t want to sync.
Although Microsoft Edge is not launched yet, the browser has managed to impress many of us. It supports all platforms including Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. Chromium Edge comes with a number of interesting features and that is why it stands out across all platforms.