Microsoft Adds New Features for Bing and Edge

The slew of updates is currently available to download

Microsoft on Thursday released updates to its Edge web browser and Bing search engine that focus on enhancing shopping during back-to-school, online security, and content organization.

With the update, Bing has a new Back-to-School hub that collects products relevant to returning students and shows the best possible deals. The products shown on the hub range from basic school supplies to more expensive items, such as laptops, computer monitors, and even graphics cards. 

College student on computer.

The new hub organizes the products via categories to show where you can get the best possible deals. Combined with established features like coupons and cashback rebates on Microsoft Edge, the new Bing strives to enhance the purchasing experience.

The update to Microsoft Edge brings a feature that tells users whether a password they created is strong enough and whether or not it’s being used elsewhere. This ensures the same password isn’t used across multiple accounts. Users can also save their credentials to make it easier to sign in on different devices.

Professional on Computer

Microsoft Edge also will be getting a new Outlook browser extension that allows users to send emails and manage their calendar without having to switch to a new tab. Additionally, users can access their Outlook or Hotmail accounts without having to open an app. The extension is available for download on the Edge Add-ons store.

Finally, the Edge update includes a feature that allows users to save screenshots directly to their Collections for better organization, rather than having those images thrown in a folder.

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