Edge splits the competition with new side-by-side tab feature.
Microsoft is testing a new split-screen feature for its Edge browser that allows users to compare two tabs side by side.
The new Microsoft edge split screen feature can be found in the beta, dev and canary versions of Microsoft Edge browser as an experimental flag.
When activated, a button appears next to the address bar, allowing users to split the Edge window into two separate tabs. This built-in split view feature makes it easier for users to compare tabs without rearranging them or opening up a new browser window.
Users can also pin, duplicate, or add these side-by-side tabs to groups just like regular tabs. This feature is particularly useful for those who regularly compare documents or webpages.
It’s worth noting that Vivaldi, another browser, also offers a similar feature with its tab tiling option, including stacking up to four tabs in different layouts inside a single window. Microsoft Edge is currently limited to just two tabs side by side. Microsoft is currently testing this feature in macOS and Linux, providing better window management feature for browser tabs outside of just Windows.
As a user, I find this feature extremely useful for those who regularly compare documents or webpages. It saves a lot of time and effort. I’ll be excited to see this feature roll out to the public version of Edge. It’s a game-changer for tab management.