Microsoft Edge Workspaces Now Available in Preview to Streamline Collaboration

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Microsoft has announced that the Workspaces feature is now available in limited public preview in Microsoft Edge. The new collaboration enables users to share a set of browser tabs and favorites with multiple people.

Microsoft first unveiled the Workspaces feature for its Edge browser at Ignite 2022. Up until now, it was only available in public preview for enterprise customers. With Edge Workspaces, consumers can now collaborate in a group space within the browser. The shared tabs are updated in real-time as people work within a workspace.

According to Microsoft, the Workspaces feature enables Microsoft Edge users to plan trips, organize activities, and more. It also makes it easier for managers to add new people to a project.

“In Workspaces, you can create a single, shared view of your group’s web pages and documents within a unique browser window, with real-time updates. For that trip you’re planning, you can invite those in your group to view the same pages, share flights, lodging options, and even create a shared document to collaborate on trip activities and plans,” Microsoft explained.

Microsoft Edge Workspaces Now Available in Preview to Streamline Collaboration

Microsoft clarified that it had introduced some privacy and security controls to protect customer data. This means that the Workspaces feature won’t share private information (such as passwords, collections, extensions, cookies, and downloads) with others who can access the shared workspace.

How to get access to the Microsoft Edge Workspaces preview

Microsoft Edge Workspaces are available for users on macOS and Windows devices. However, users will need to be signed in to their personal Microsoft account in Microsoft Edge version 111.0.1661.51 (or higher).

Microsoft says that users can sign up for the Microsoft Edge Workspaces limited preview on this page. Moreover, beta testers can invite 5 friends and family members to access the Workspaces preview. Microsoft didn’t say when users can expect the feature to be generally available for everyone.