Switching your browser to using a Chromium base is a double-edged sword for Microsoft. On the one hand, he can no longer boast of his own homemade innovations in the browser engine space and was somewhat grateful to his rival, Google. On the other hand, it also frees the focus for exclusive features that are starting to make Edge really desirable for some users. This is not just on Windows 10, as Microsoft is launching a new feature for mobile devices that was previously limited to the desktop versions of Edge.
Collections is Microsoft Edge’s enhanced version of the old, trusted bookmark system. While bookmarks simply save links and titles of web pages that you can organize into folders, Collections can show cover images, snippets of text and, more recently, even notes on saved pages. And, of course, you can organize them into less formal collections, involving themes like specific recipes or DIY projects.
Until now, this very useful feature was only available on Microsoft Edge for the desktop. Not everyone will always be on their computers all the time, even without shelter requests in place. That’s why you’re now launching Collections for Android and iOS, so you can not only take your collections with you, but also add and manage them on the go.
This mobile incarnation of Collections is practically the same as the desktop version, although you are obviously limited by the size of the screen. A convenient and unique feature of Edge on your phone is a folding drawer that lets you view your collection on the side (actually at the bottom) while browsing a web page for easy comparison.
Microsoft Edge Collections should now be rolling out to the app for Android and iOS and will automatically sync with Edge on the desktop. Of course, that requires you to be signed into the same Microsoft account, which you may already have anyway if you’re using a more recent version of Windows 10 that forces the use of Microsoft account over local logins.