Microsoft Edge’s feature to share files between Windows 11, Mac, Android is getting even better


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Apr 24, 2016
For the past several months, Microsoft has been working on ‘Drop’ feature for its Chromium Edge, the default browser on Windows 11 and Windows 10. This tool was first added to the browser in May and it was recently updated in the Canary channel with another help addition – screenshot integration.

Microsoft Edge’s ‘Drop’ feature lives on the browser’s right sidebar which also houses shortcuts to services like Apple Music, WhatsApp, Messenger and more.

Drop interface is similar to a messaging service, but the files shared in the ‘drop’ panel are only accessible across your devices. In other words, you can send messages to yourself only (imagine Telegram’s cross-platform and entirely free saved messages feature but inside a browser with some limitations).

You can send anything through Microsoft Edge Drop. In our tests, we downloaded and shared mpv.exe (a popular open-source media player), and Edge uploaded it to the cloud storage powered by OneDrive. You can open Microsoft Edge on any device and download the file in a matter of minutes.


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Mar 29, 2018
All this sharing, synced browsers, accounts, etc. is not careware, but rather a form of scareware, scarey ware or insecureware, in that it makes every connected 'thing' and thus you less secure. Don't say @oldschool didn't tell you! ;)

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