THE Microsoft is determined to do edge one of the most relevant browsers on the market. One of the bets for this is the resource Edge Drop, which allows you to transfer files between Windows, Android and macOS with a mouse drag. In the most recent update, the novelty even allows the transfer of screenshots (screenshots).
Before, what is Edge Drop?
If you’ve never heard of this feature, don’t worry. Microsoft hasn’t made any fuss to promote Edge Drop. Also, we are talking about a function that was introduced to the browser in May of this year and has been in testing since then.
It is not difficult to understand the proposal. With Drop enabled, you can quickly share files and notes between devices that have Edge installed.
It seems to work fine. All you need to do is drag the files you want to transfer. You can also use the feature to store files in the clouds. They are moved to OneDrive. The tool even shows the storage capacity available there, as well as the space already used.
Files uploaded to Edge Drop can be accessed on any computer, as long as it has the browser installed and, of course, the user has activated their Microsoft account on it.
The feature is currently supported on Windows, macOS, and even Android versions of Edge Canary (trial). The novelty can also be a good option to transfer files to and from the mobile, therefore.
In the latest update, Edge Drop has gained a screen capture function of the webpage opened in the browser. It is possible to generate screenshots of the entire page or just a specific area.
You can then edit the image, right there in the browser. You can obfuscate text, insert written warnings, and more. Then, just send the screenshot to Drop so that it can be accessed from other devices.
At this point, it is worth noting that Microsoft Edge already allows partial screen capture of pages via the command Ctrl + Shift + S (Cmd + Shift + S, on macOS). But, as noted by the MSpoweruser, this function does not capture the browser sidebar. In Edge Drop, the bar appears on the screenshot.
Edge Drop isn’t here for everyone yet
Drop appears as a button with a paper plane symbol in the Microsoft Edge sidebar. This is an area that shows shortcuts to applications and functions within the browser itself, such as Search and Drop itself.
If the bar doesn’t appear for you, just enable it by going to the Edge menu and going to Settings / Appearance / Show sidebar.
Note, however, that Edge Drop is an experimental feature, which is why it is not yet available in the final version of the browser. For now, Microsoft is testing the feature with a select group of Edge Canary.
But let’s hope Microsoft does a “general release” soon. Drop isn’t going to change anyone’s life, but it’s a resource that can be really useful for a lot of people.
With information: Windows Latest.