Microsoft Edge Shopping, password features: all the details


Microsoft Edge version 96 is getting a bunch of new updates.

Other notable features include Efficiency Mode in Microsoft Edge which reduces the use of system resources such as CPU and RAM thereby extending battery life.

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  • Last update:November 21, 2021, 2:00 p.m. IST
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Microsoft Edge browser is getting a new password generator and new pre-holiday shopping features in many European countries and the United States. Microsoft says new features are coming to both the desktop version and the Edge app for smartphones. The latest Edge v96 gets a price tracker that alerts users to price changes of an item they’ve recently viewed. The company’s proprietary search engine, Bing, is also getting smarter to improve the online shopping experience. Smartphone users are advised to keep the latest browser version to take advantage of new updates.

Starting with the price tracker, Microsoft notes that the feature is “coming soon” and will be integrated into the browser. The company, in a blog post, explains, “Microsoft Edge will let you know if any of the items you recently viewed have changed in price. This saves the hassle of having to check out each product yourself, especially during the holidays when your online shopping list is likely to be very long. Company price tracking is combined with other built-in Edge tools like price comparison and price history. The feature aims to help users save money and improve their shopping experience.

Second, Microsoft Bing also announced a partnership with Good On You, a platform that rates fashion brands based on their performance on a host of sustainability and social responsibility metrics. Likewise, Bing will now show users these ratings to help them make a better decision before purchasing a product. The feature is available in the UK and availability details for other markets have not yet been shared. Additionally, Microsoft is finally bringing price comparisons and price history to the Android version of Edge with version 96.

Other notable features include Efficiency Mode in Microsoft Edge which reduces the use of system resources such as CPU and RAM thereby extending battery life. Microsoft is also taking inspiration from Apple and is now rolling out privacy-focused tools to help users protect their identities online. Microsoft Edge is getting a new automatic password generator tool, and the browser will help users easily change passwords if they are compromised. Password change and build features continue to improve, the blog notes.

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