Microsoft Edge Drop Tool Lets Users Share Files Across Logged-In Devices, Platforms: Report

Microsoft Edge is said to be working with many new features that will make it convenient for users to share and store anything across different devices. One of these features is known as “Drop”. A new Drop feature that has been spotted in the Canary channel is currently being tested in Microsoft Edge and is said to allow users to store and share files across devices and platforms, according to a report. This feature is said to basically work like a messaging service. Users will reportedly be able to send files, text, photos, or access anything across all of their signed-in devices.

The feature was first reported by Neowin, which suggests that the Drop feature is likely to look like a messaging service. Users can drag and drop any file or create a note by typing it into a message box, ‘Drop’. However, users can only send messages to themselves in this scenario. This feature appears to be on the sidebar of the latest version of Canary for the Microsoft Edge browser, according to the report.

With this Drop feature in Microsoft Edge, users will be able to send or share files, text, photos, and attachments, and can access everything on other signed-in devices.

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Users can drag and drop any file to create a note in ‘Drop’, as reported by Neowin
Image source: Neowin / Microsoft Edge

The report also states that this feature likely uses OneDrive for storage purposes, which makes accessing these files more convenient for users.

As mentioned above, the Drop feature is said to be in development now and is currently available to Microsoft Edge Insiders, who are running the latest version of the browser available in the Canary Channel.

Although the report states that one can try to check the availability of this feature by installing the latest version of Edge Canary and heading to Settings > Appearance.

Moreover, Microsoft recently announced a list of updates aimed at making Windows, Edge, and Teams more productive for users. On the other hand, Microsoft Edge has received one of the biggest changes among build announcements, the general availability of WebView2 for WinUI 2 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP). The new Embedded Web Control is built on top of the Microsoft Edge Chromium platform.

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