Google recently enabled the Side panel by default in Chrome, well, it looks like latest Edge Canary build get Side Panel as well. Unfortunately, the feature is not added by Edge dev intentionally. Let’s learn more about it.
Miss Quarry has already confirmed a long time ago that “Reading List as a feature was not able to meet the needs of our users.“, so there’s no chance that Side panel is going to be part of Edge. At least as of now. William Devereux on Twitter confirmed that Side Panel button is a bug on feature tips suggested by Leo (Well known tipster)
In case, you’re excited about using this feature, then we would like to tell you that Edge browser got this feature because of change in Chromium upstream. This is not the first that, Edge receives similar feature from Chrome due to change in Chromium upstream.
Microsoft Edge Side Panel (Show and How it Works)
Well, Side Panel is available in the latest build of Edge Canary. So you might want to know what it has and how it works.
To Show Side Panel in Edge browser, you need to click on the Side Panel button available on the toolbar. It has two tabs Reading list and Favorites.
As name suggests, Reading list has list of web pages that you have saved for reading later, while Favorites show you lists of favorites you have saved.
To add particular web page, you need to click on the ‘Add current tab‘ button and it will instantly save the same web page under this section. While favorites list is fetched from browser favorites.
Just like other button available on the toolbar, there’s no option to turn off or on Side panel in Edge browser.
So that’s all about this blog post on Side Panel feature in Edge browser. If you’re running latest build of Edge Canary and liked this feature? Do you want Microsoft to keep Side Panel in Edge? Let us know in the comments.
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