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New Microsoft Edge Dev Preview Brings Automatic Profile Switching

Microsoft Edge Dev 112.0.1722.7 brings features such as Video Smart Explorer Android add blocking, and Pin tab group.


Edge insiders are getting a new preview update this week. Edge Dev 112.0.1722.7 is rolling out to the Dev Channel for testing. This release brings plenty of new features as well as the usual bout of performance improvements and bug fixes.

Perhaps the biggest new addition to Microsoft Edge through this update is automatic profile switching. This happens when users click a link to join a Workspace. Also in build 112.0.1722.7, Microsoft has added the Video Smart Explorer.

Other new features include a Pin tab group that allows users to keep tab groups across sessions. Microsoft also added a long press to block video ads on , as well as new tools for WebView 2.

Complete Changelog

Added features:  

  • Added Pin tab group feature to persist tab group between browser sessions.
  • Added automatic profile switching when clicking on a Workspace join link.
  • Added auto name suggestion on Tab Group (English only right now).
  • Added Video Smart Explorer.
  • Android:
    • Ad blocker now works on videos with a long press.
  • WebView2:
    • Added experimental Custom Data Partition API.
    • Added experimental CookieManager API.
    • Added experimental Profile.Delete API.
    • Added Experimental Launching External URI Scheme API.
  • Enterprise:
    • New policy: (Note: Updates to documentation and administrative templates may not have occurred yet)
      • Added policy to disable Read Aloud on Android.
      • Added policy to disable the Translate button in the Immersive Reader on Android.
      • Added policy to disable Drop on Mobile.
      • Added policy to disable the browser developer options on Android.
      • Added policy to disable Read Aloud on iOS.
      • Added policy to disable Translate on iOS.

As always, you can get the new Edge Dev update by heading to Help and feedback > About . You will need to be a member of the Insider program enrolled in the Dev Channel.

Tip of the day: For the most part, Windows apps are stable, but they can still be still thrown out of whack by updates or configuration issues. Many boot their PC to find their Microsoft Store isn't working or their Windows apps aren't opening. Luckily and Windows 10 have an automatic repair feature for apps that can resolve such issues.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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