The Microsoft Edge Dev Team recently held an interesting AMA session on Reddit answering users’ questions.
This AMA session revealed many juicy details about the upcoming privacy settings on Edge.
This question got our attention:
With firefox stepping heavily into the world of private browsing, what is Microsoft doing to stay relevant in that regard? I would use Edge more if you could guarantee and prove that my browsing behavior isn’t being tracked and sold daily.
And so did the answer offered by the Microsoft Edge Dev Team:
As a web browser we have the responsibility to protect our users safety which includes online privacy. We are committed to building features that give users control and transparency over their privacy on the web. One of our first features is Tracking Prevention with 3 levels of control to choose from, with Balanced setting being the default.
So, as you can see, the upcoming Chromium-Edge version will let users choose from three levels of controls as far as data privacy is concerned.
The good news doesn’t end here. The dev team is also taking into account the possibility of using container technology to protect user data.
Containers is a cool feature! We’re investigating many features, this included. -J.T.
So, get ready for Windows Sandbox for Edge.
If you’re looking for a privacy-focused browser, there’s no need to wait until Chromium-Edge gets its three-level privacy control settings.
You can switch to UR Browser now.
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What do you think about these new Edge features? Let us know in the comments below.