On the occasion of Build 2019, Microsoft announced several new features that are coming to Chromium Edge, including Collections. In this post, let’s learn what it is a Collections feature and how to activate the new functionality right now.
Chromium Edge Collections
Collections is a handy feature that let users select the text, images, and multimedia elements from web pages and merge them into a new actionable Collections. You can gather, organize, and share the content while surfing the web. For example, you can send each collection as an Excel file, or you can copy it or send it as an e-mail.
Enable Collections in Edge Chromium
Currently, the functionality is available in Chromium Edge in a Canary Channel, and it is possible to enable collections using a flag assigned to it. Here’s what you need to do:
1. Launch Chromium Edge and type or copy-paste following address: edge://flags/#edge-collections
2. Next, change the settings for the flag from Default to Enabled using the drop-down.
3. Click on the Restart button to apply the changes.
After activating the Collections feature, the new icon will appear next to the address bar.
Create Collections in Chromium Edge
Creating Collections in Chromium Edge is super easy. Once you’re on the page which you want to add into your collection, then here’s what you need to do:
1. Using Collections Icon
Click on the “Collection icon” available on the upper right corner and then click on the Start new collections.
In case you want to give your collection a name, then click on the “New Collection” heading and then start typing the name of your choice.
Now click on the “Add Current page” button and the page will be quickly added to the collection.
2. Using the Right-Click Context Menu
You can right-click on the image, text, or hyperlink and then select “Add to Collections” and then select collections into which you want to add it. You can either add it to previously created Collections or create a new one.
3. Drag and Drop Content
When the Collections pane is open in your browser, drag-drop specific content into the Collections. It could be text, image, or even the hyperlink.
You can use any of the method discussed above to Create a Collection. The screenshot of the collections will appear as a Card in the Collections Pane.
The Cards for the images will be more visual and larger, while when you add the full web page, it will display the most relevant content from the page.
Edit Collections in Chromium Edge
Editing the collections is also possible. You can either add notes, rearrange the content, and remove the content. You will find the buttons for the same above the Collections card.
It is also possible to Export or Share collection, thanks for adding the appropriate button to do so. Click on the Share button and then select Send to Excel. Alternatively, you can also copy-paste the content wherever you want and share it with your friends.
Collections feature look super cool and could be handy for the bloggers, students, and professional. What do you think of Collections? Will you use this feature? Let us know in the comments.
Source – Windows Blog