Feature of Edge Browser
Feature of Edge Browser

I used to use Google Chrome as main browser, but now i am thinking to switch from google chrome to microsoft edge since, I found out many cool feature of new edge browser.

In this article, I will list features of microsoft edge browser that Chrome browser don’t have ..Yet!.

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In the end, Microsoft Edge vs Google Chrome – which is the best browser? – There is no proper/right answer for it yet.

Exclusive Feature of new Edge Browser

  1. Install Website as App in Windows
  2. OR Code Generator
  3. Microsoft immersive reader Mode
  4. Read ALOUD web page or PDFs files
  5. Scrollable Screenshot
  6. Sidebar Search
  7. Save Collections

1. Install Website as App in Windows

Now you can install regularly used website as app in windows using microsoft edge feature.

install this site as app
install this site as app

It easy to Install website as app:

Settings > Apps > Install this site as an app

Save the app by giving name & create shortcut on desktop, App will get created and will get opened immediately, re-open it from Start-Menu or Desktop.

To uninstall, installed web app, navigate to Settings > Apps > ManageApps


2. QR Code Generator – Edge Feature

Usually we used to make use of any app or a website to generate a QR Code, now you can easily create QR code using microsoft Edge browser itself.

embedded qr code in edge browser

To Generate QR code, Open a URL for which you wish to create qr code, side to url you will see QR logo click on it.


3. Microsoft Immersive Reader Mode in Edge

edge emmersive reader mode

Edge has a super cool and useful feature i.e. Immersive Reader Mode that lets a read to browser a website page without any distraction.

To Switch to edge Immersive reader mode click on book+speak logo or simply press F9 key.


4. Edge Read aloud from webpage or pdf

In Edge Emmersive reader mode, you can make the browser to read the text for you.

Read Aloud is a great feature of edge browser for you to listen to web content/pdf like a podcast show.

edge read aloud feature

5. Scrollable Screenshot – Take full website page Screenshot

Now, take a scrollable screenshort, means, capture full page or selected area of web page, by using “Web Capture” Edge Feature, you can easily scroll down the page conetent that you want as Image Content(image).

To Web Capture, Right click on Website > Web Capture or shortcut ctrl + shift + S.

Select you desired capture mode

Capture Area

Capture Full Website

check the example here


6. Edge Sidebar search

Usually, What we all do is, We just copy a text from a webpage > goto new tab in browser & paste to search the content, but now with edge sidebar search feature, we can simply open a sidebar search directly.

How to: have a look

edge sidebar search feature

7. Edge Save to Collection

Microsoft edge collections is very useful feature of edge, it help use to keep a note of your ideas on a webpage or if you want to keep a note of a page.

You can create a group collection, I mean 1 collection can have multiple web pages stored.

Edge Collection is somewhat similar to bookmarks.