Microsoft Edge to Get Download Location Option, Web Notifications and More Features

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

Microsoft released the Edge browser along with Windows 10, to replace Internet Explorer as the new default browser of the operating system. Although Microsoft Edge is still a relatively new web browser, it still lacks some essential features, which puts this browser behind the competition, when it comes to popularity.

But Microsoft is aware that Edge still requires a lot of work, so the company announced a lot of new features that will come to its browser in the future. And the perfect occasion for adding new features to Microsoft Edge is the release of the second major update for Windows 10, the Redstone Update.

The company already delivered a couple of early Redstone updates to Windows 10 Insiders, but all released builds only featured some system improvements and bug fixes, without any new features. But according to the latest report, Microsoft is getting ready to finally release some Redstone features to Windows Insiders, and new Edge additions will be included.

Upcoming Microsoft Edge Features

We already told you that Microsoft plans to finally introduce the third-party extensions support to Microsoft Edge, but now, there might be some more features on the way. Reportedly, Microsoft also plans to allow you to choose a location for your downloads, as users aren’t able to do so in the current version of Microsoft Edge. This is considered a big flaw of the browser, as the majority of users choose their own download location, instead downloading to a default one.

Another alleged feature that will hit Microsoft Edge in the upcoming Redstone update builds is the support for web notifications. Web notifications are already available in rival browsers, like Firefox or Chrome, so they’re certainly going to be a welcomed feature.

Additionally, Microsoft is also working on the improvements for the Windows 10 Mobile version of Microsoft Edge, but the situation with Microsoft’s mobile operating system is a little bit different, so we don’t exactly know when these improvements will arrive.

Once again, Microsoft has yet to introduce any new Redstone features to Windows 10 Insiders, and although we don’t know which builds will bring these additions, new features for Microsoft Edge could be the first new features that Windows 10 Preview users will see.

What are you missing from Microsoft Edge? What new feature would you like to see in the future? Tell us in the comments.

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