Microsoft today announced that the recently introduced Edge Workspaces feature, which allows users to share groups of tabs with friends and family, is now available in a limited public preview.
First revealed at a corporate public preview at company headquarters October 2022 Ignite Conference for developers and IT professionals, Microsoft Edge Workspaces is designed to provide groups of people with access to the same set of tabs after signing in to their Microsoft account.
“Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re opening Edge Workspaces for a limited public preview. Edge Workspaces gives you a great way to separate your browsing tasks into dedicated windows so you can stay focused and organized between tasks. “, said Microsoft. Edge Team said.
“Edge Workspaces can help you streamline a task or project, like a trip, into one place instead of having to share links with each other back and forth.
“In Workspaces, you can create a single, shared view of your group’s web pages and documents in a single browser window, with real-time updates.”
After joining a workspace, all users can add new tabs, documents, and favorites, and they can also track activity related to that shared set of browser tabs through real-time updates.
It should also be noted that the Edge Workspaces collaborative browsing feature does not involve browser screen sharing or browser data sharing between participants.
Each of them will only be able to see the content they are authorized to access, access to Edge workspaces requiring a connection with a Microsoft account.
So everyone needs to use their credentials to sign in and access emails or content, and they’ll also need to request permission to view a Microsoft 365 document if they’re not already authorized.
Microsoft added that Edge Workspaces will not distribute confidential data, such as cookies or credentials, to other users with access to the workspace.
You can access Microsoft Edge Workspace public preview herebut there are a few caveats:
- You will need to be signed in to your Microsoft account using Microsoft Edge version 111.0.1661.51 (or higher)
- You will receive five invitations to send to your friends and family to join the preview (since this is a limited preview, it will be subject to availability)
Microsoft also says the Edge Workspace feature will only be available on Windows and macOS, with the currently limited group of testers expected to expand over the next few months.