Microsoft today started deploying version 90 of its Edge web browser, adding a new Password Monitor, Kids Mode, and more. The new version is rolling outside alongside Chrome 90, which comes with its own new features.
Here’s what’s new.
Password Monitor. The biggest new feature in this release, Password Monitor notifies you if any of your passwords have been compromised and spotted on the Dark Web. This feature first started rolling out in January, but it’s now generally available to all users, Microsoft notes.
Kids Mode. This feature helps parents to provide a “better, more enriching, and safer web experience for their kids,” Microsoft says. Brad wrote about Kids Mode separately.
Synced browser history search. To date, Microsoft Edge browsing history has been limited to the data on the current PC. But with Edge 90, you can also search your synced browser history.
Downloads is now a flyout. I’m not a huge fan of this, but Microsoft has been working to make various Edge interfaces, like Favorites, available via a flyout instead of a menu or pane. And now it has made this change to Downloads as well.
PDF improvements. Now, you can print just the current page in a PDF document, like a real browser.
Password management improvements. Now, you can delete multiple saved passwords in a single action, Microsoft says.
Font rendering improvements. Starting with version 90, Microsoft Edge features improved font rendering with better clarity and reduced blurriness.
You can find out more on the Microsoft Edge “What’s Next” site.