Microsoft Edge Now Has Some Great Features That Chrome Doesn’t

Microsoft Edge Now Has Some Great Features That Chrome Doesn’t

Microsoft Edge Now Has Some Great Features That Chrome Doesn’t

Microsoft Edge Now Has Some Great Features That Chrome doesn't

The Main Point

Microsoft Edge now has some great features that Chrome doesn’t, and that could definitely help them in the fight to become the most popular internet browser. This won’t be enough to topple Chrome, but it should at least help Microsoft Edge some.

Microsoft Edge isn’t exactly the most popular browser. Microsoft has really been trying to push its somewhat new Edge browser, but it still is very far behind Chrome. That could start to change soon, though, if Google doesn’t add a huge new feature that Edge just got. This is vertical tabs, which allow you to have your tabs along the side of the screen, rather than along the top.

Microsoft Edge Now Has Some Great Features That Chrome doesn't

Why is this a big deal?

Some people may think that this isn’t a very big deal, but it is. Ultrawide monitors are becoming increasingly popular as time goes on. Over the years, ultrawide monitors have become much cheaper, and a lot more people have been buying them because of how useful they are. Vertical tabs are very useful for ultrawide monitors. It gives websites more space because your tabs are over to the side, rather than along the top. This also makes it so you don’t have to scroll through your tabs as much. And, Microsoft has added a feature that allows you to easily shrink the tab size to just a logo. This could save you so much space and allow websites to take up much more area on your screen. I would use this even though I am not an ultrawide user, because it would still save some space.

What is Google’s stance on this feature?

Google has actually tried vertical tabs before. All the way back in 2011, 10 years ago, Google was testing vertical tabs. They determined that most people preferred  the standard top tabs. This was because, back in 2011, ultrawide monitors were not very popular at all. They barley even existed. So, Google disabled this feature for Chrome because they didn’t see a market for it. Now, though, I think that Google will have to add vertical tabs, and so will other web browsers. Every one of these browsers wants to be the most popular, or, in Chrome’s case, stay the most popular. If other browsers don’t add vertical tabs, they could risk losing users, and that is something that they definitely don’t want to happen.

The Main Point

Microsoft Edge now has some great features that Chrome doesn’t, and that could definitely help them in the fight to become the most popular internet browser. This won’t be enough to topple Chrome, but it should at least help Microsoft Edge some.