Microsoft has never given up on bringing its browser to the maximum number of users possible and, in my opinion, with the jump from Microsoft Edge to Chromium, the company made one of the most intelligent and successful moves that the company has made in this regard. Assuming that using its own engine, be it Trident or EdgeHTML, was a mistake and betting on the standard by competing in functions and services has served to reverse the bad image that both Internet Explorer and the original Edge have had for years.
And in those they are since the change was completed. adding cool features and trying to scratch some of the market share of the almighty Google Chrome, which for years has remained untouched in this regard. This is not the exclusive heritage of Microsoft Edge, of course, all browsers point in the same direction, but Microsoft has the advantage that theirs is part of Windows, and that makes it a little easier for them.
And since the target to shoot down is Google Chrome, What could be better than making the transition to Microsoft Edge as easy as possible for Google browser users? We already saw the first step in this direction with the arrival of the first versions of Microsoft Edge based on Chromium, and which allowed us to import not only the classic elements (bookmarks and others) but also the extensions and other elements of the Google browser.
And now, as we can read in Windows LatestMicrosoft Edge goes a step further in this direction, by adding the ability to constantly extract data from Google Chrome. Thus, every time you start the Microsoft browser, it will check the last known state of Chrome to replicate it. If, for example, you have seven web pages open in Chrome, when you open Microsoft Edge it will be able to see it and offer you, in this way, to continue exactly where you left off… but with Edge, of course. In addition, it will also check and detect new bookmarks and other similar items to import them.
Obviously this new function is optional, users will be able to turn it on and off at will, and I think it’s a very smart move, as it makes the process easier for those who have been thinking about trying Microsoft Edge for a while. In this way they will be able to switch between both browsers recovering what they were doing in the browser. A new step in Microsoft’s strategy regarding its browser, and that shows that the change in strategy has not been in vain, and that points to a promising future for it.