Get ready for Microsoft Edge’s new Games panel

Alexandru Poloboc
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  • Still looking for an extra reason for sticking with Edge instead of other browsers?
  • Well, Microsoft might have just made it a lot easier for you to make this choice.
  • The tech giant is currently testing a new Game panel within the browser itself.
  • This new cool feature is available only to a handful of Insiders for the time being.
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Remember when we told you that the Redmond-based tech giant is really stepping up all efforts in order to encourage people to use Edge instead of other browsers out there?

Yes, Microsoft is using all means necessary to stop users from exercising their right to choose and abandoning Edge in favor of Chrome, or Firefox, or even Opera or Brave.

Now, developers have found a new, attractive feature that they are planning to add to the popular browser, in order to further convince users that Edge is the obvious choice.

Microsoft is currently testing a new Games panel for Edge

The Chromium-based browser shares many of the core functionalities with Google Chrome and other Chromium browsers.

So it’s really a matter of preference when choosing what browser you would like to work on every day. But it appears that many are not choosing Edge, since Microsoft has become so desperate in its campaign.

Among other projects that are currently in development, it seems that the tech giant is also working on adding a Games panel to Edge.

According to the Redditor that found this new feature, Edge Canary now has an Appearance toggle through which you can add a Games button on the omnibar, right next to your address bar.

So, when you enable this toggle, you can click on the Games button to launch a panel on the right side of your browser window, showing you a list of games, many of which are from MSN Games.

They are, of course, divided into various categories such as Microsoft classics, Arcade, Board & Card, Puzzle, Sports, Casual, and more.

Thus, after you make your choice and you click on the desired game, it will be launched directly into the browser.

But don’t get too excited just yet, because the Games panel is currently live for a small set of users in the latest version of Microsoft Edge Canary.

If you also want to be among the first to try it out and get involved with testing this new feature, you first have to be an Insider, and then you download the latest build of Edge Canary.

Given the fact that this feature is still in its testing phase, it’s unclear when it will make its way to the stable channel.

Also, since we’re talking about the latest Canary builds, remember that Edge’s Web Capture tool will also work with PDF files.

What’s your opinion on this new feature coming to the Edge browser? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.