Remember back in September when Microsoft made waves with their press event introducing Copilot? Well, they’re back in the spotlight today, dishing out some cool updates for the Edge web browser.
New Microsoft Edge features
In a fresh-off-the-press blog post, Microsoft’s all abuzz about making some of those snazzy features they teased now available to Edge users.
“Copilot in Microsoft Shopping is designed to be your own personal shopper and help you find what you need in less time. You can give it prompts like “what are some gift ideas for teenage boys?” and Copilot will ask you a set of intelligent questions to help narrow down ideas for gifts for your nephew. Coming soon, you’ll also be able to simply share a picture of the product you’re looking for, and Copilot will guide you to the right match.”
Copilot in Microsoft Shopping
The big headline? Copilot in Microsoft Shopping is rolling out and it’s set to spread its wings even wider soon. Microsoft’s keeping the details under wraps for now, but let’s just say, shopping online is about to get a whole lot smarter.
And get this – Copilot in Microsoft Shopping isn’t just playing favorites with Edge. It’s actually open to any web browser. Just take a virtual stroll over to https://bing.com/shop/ai, and voilà, you’re in the AI shopping zone. But, Microsoft’s giving us a little nudge, hinting that Edge users will get the VIP treatment.
But wait, there’s more! Microsoft isn’t just stopping with the AI shopping experience. They’re also rolling out a nifty feature called Review Summaries for Edge. Here’s the lowdown: Edge users can now click on the Copilot icon in the sidebar and ask it to whip up a summary of reviews for any product. Imagine getting the gist of what everyone’s saying without scrolling through pages of reviews. Talk about a time-saver!
And for those of you who’ve been keeping tabs on Microsoft’s experiments, here’s some news. Remember the Edge Secure Network that was being tested with the Edge Insiders Program earlier this year? It’s ready for prime time! Microsoft’s making this feature generally available, stepping up the game in online security.
“Edge Secure Network uses VPN technology to stop third parties and bad actors from accessing your sensitive information, so you can make purchases online, fill out forms, and keep your browsing activity away from prying eyes.”
The latest blog post from Microsoft is like a treasure trove of security goodies. They’ve beefed up Microsoft Edge with features like Password Health and Password Monitor. And for anyone who’s ever typo’d their way into a sketchy website, Microsoft’s got your back with Website Typo Detection. This feature acts like your digital bodyguard, steering you clear of malicious sites that prey on misspelled URLs.