At the start of the month, we discussed a new Microsoft Edge browser feature. Specifically, a built-in screen capture (screenshot) tool that will undoubtedly come in handy. Microsoft has now said the Web Capture tool is now available on Edge.

However, there are some limitations to the tool. At launch, Web Capture on Microsoft Edge only provides a basic level of screenshots. In other words, you can take a screenshot and that’s it.

Microsoft says more dynamic features like capturing complete webpages, scroll and mark, adding links, and highlights will come in a future update. Web Capture is currently in preview through the Canary and Dev channels.

It is unclear if all those advanced features will be available before the tool lands on the release build of Microsoft Edge.

How to Use the Tool

In an accompanying blog post, Microsoft describes how to use the Web Capture tool:

  • “To try it out, use the Settings and more menu in the top right corner of the browser and select Web capture. You can also use the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+S) to invoke web capture.
  • When you open web capture, you can use the selection tool to capture just the content you want.
  • Once you are done with the capture, you will see a menu with a couple of options: copy and preview.
    • Click Copy to add the image to your clipboard. It will then be available for you to paste into any application.
    • For more options, select Preview. This will allow you to preview the content you selected and provide options to share or save it locally.”

Since the launch of Windows 10 version 2004 in May, Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge started automatic rollout through Windows Update. Previously, the browser was only on manual update since its January launch.