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Latest Edge for Linux update delivers passwords, favorites and extensions sync

Microsoft Edge Dev users on Linux just received a big update that brings it closer to feature parity with Edge for Windows and Edge for macOS. Unfortunately, the features are not enabled by default, but here is a way to enable them. Type edge://flags, then search for ‘MSA sign in’ and then tap the toggle and enable it. Below you can sign in and customize your Edge browser.

  1. Select the profile image in the browser taskbar.
  2. Select Sign in on the profile dialog.
  3. Sign-in by entering your Microsoft account details.
  4. Note: AAD accounts are not supported yet.
  5. Select Sync when you are asked if you want to sync your account. This syncs your favorites, passwords, and other browsing data across the devices you use with this account.
  6. Note: Sync will take a few seconds. If you click on your profile image, the sync status is displayed.

Microsoft has historically been hostile toward Linux and the open-source community in the past, but under the Nadella era Microsoft has embraced open source and Linux. When Microsoft announced its new Chromium based Edge browser, it announced that it was not only coming to Windows 10, 8 and 7 but also macOS and Linux. Recently at Microsoft’s annual Build conference, a Microsoft Azure engineer was spotted using Microsoft Edge for Linux.

Are you a Linux user? What do you think about Microsoft’s Edge as an option for your browsing needs? Let us know in the comments below.

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