Edge’s Web Capture tool also works with PDF files in the latest Canary build

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  • A new, useful feature has been spotted by one of the Microsoft Edge Insiders.
  • The browser's popular Web Capture tool is about to surprise us all really soon.
  • Believe it or not, apparently, in the latest Canary build, it works with PDF files.
  • Microsoft is still testing it so there's no telling when it might start rolling out.
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We all know that Edge allowed its users to capture all sorts of customized screenshots of web content using the Web Capture tool.

However, this useful tool has never ever worked for PDF files, until today, as the latest Canary build of Microsoft Edge is allowing the Web Capture button even when the tab has opened a PDF file.

Soon, we will be able to use the Web Capture tool on PDFs

In the latest Edge stable build, the Web capture button and the option in the ellipsis menu remain grayed out when a tab is displaying a PDF file.

But don’t be alarmed, as this behavior has changed in the latest Canary or experimental build of the Microsoft Chromium-based web browser.

And even though the tool doesn’t work flawlessly, the fact that the tech giant is allowing this is a strong indicator of the feature being available for PDFs.

We all know Web Capture as being a powerful tool that even surpasses the Web Notes tool, and it works across the internet.

All these practical and useful features allowed Internet users to quickly capture screenshots of selective areas, add remarks and share them easily over multiple web-based platforms, including office collaboration tools.

Apparently, Microsoft is now gradually allowing the Web Capture tool to be used while viewing a PDF file. The company chose to disable the feature when the Edge web browser was displaying a PDF file.

The user that made this discovery and shared it on Reddit has also indicated that the tool is very experimental in nature.

What this means is that Microsoft is still working on it and still pretty much the feature. However, seeing how it already appeared in the Canary build, it should make it into the stable build of the web browser soon.

Excited about this new functionality coming to the Edge browser? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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