Redstone 2 To Bring A Reminder Feature For Edge

Edge On Windows 10 Mobile

Looks like the Microsoft Edge web browser is in line to recieve another feature, which Redmond is currently testing, as some early hints of this new addition have recently been discovered.

It is believed that the software titan will debut a ‘Snooze’ feature for the Edge web browser on mobile devices that will allow users to set up reminders when loading specific websites. They can then be notified at a later time to see the page or share it with contacts.
And all that fun stuff.

The only thing that does not make too much sense right now is the Snooze name, but then again, these are still early days and Microsoft is experimenting.

According to the report, the software titan is hard at work to get this new feautre ready for an upcoming preview build that wil be shipped for users enrolled in the Windows Insider program.

No indication on whether this will arrive with the next preview version or not, as a new build is on track to go live this week for both PCs and mobile devices.

Interestingly, Snooze will have bring Cortana into the picture on WIndows 10 Mobile, and have her set a reminder for the currently loaded page, along with a contact, location and date.

While this feature is set to be directly integrated into the Edge browser, the fact that it will be tied to Cortana might raise some problems for users that either do not have the personal assistant enabled, or don’t have an option to because of limited availability in certain regions.

Guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens here.

Redstone 2 To Bring A Reminder Feature For Edge was last modified: September 5th, 2016 by Nancy Wilson

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  • Cooper T.

    Another push for Cortana? Microsoft seems to do anything it can to get as many people to enable Cortana.

    • Jax

      Well, I think Cortana is pretty important to Microsoft. Just imagine how much data it can send back to them about what people are asking, searching and so on.

      • Perry Carson

        Microsoft could use this data to improve Bing and grow it to be a better search engine based on the questions people ask.

    • Brody

      Cortana is at the core of what Microsoft is doing and thus, they want all PCs to have it enabled. They will try even harder in the future to get people to feel the need for Cortana.

  • Chuck555

    I would prefer to see MS work on getting Edge to actually work as a browser. Each iteration I have received makes Edge less usable until the latest one has made it unusable. Now it will not even load a new page from a bookmark without either closing the browser or returning to the bookmark and selecting it a second time. I am back using chrome since I cannot check the group of pages I want to see without going through a bunch of crap to get around the BUGS in Edge. I retry after each “patch” but it has yet to improve. It has now become USLESS to me.

    • Why did the chicken cross?

      They seem to have no clue on how to get Edge to look and work like a real browser. They have no chance in hell to ever compete against Chrome if they keep this up.

    • Adam

      It seems that they fix something and ruin a bunch of other things with Edge. It’s a shame because there are also a lot of things that can be improved with Chrome and Microsoft could have made these improvements on Edge but they just don’t know what they’re doing, do they?

  • spellsigner

    I’m sorry, but I don’t quite see any practical use for this. What the heck has a website to do with a reminder and a contact?????

    There’s no point on adding “new features” for the sake of adding stuff. They should focus on what people want/use, not some arbitrary stuff they came up with from nowhere. Because otherwise might as well add a “calculator feature” to the photos app, or a “news feed” to the maps app, because hey! #INNOVATION

    Seriously, I don’t know who is in charge of this BS decisions, but they should get fired for wasting time and resources on stuff people didn’t ask for nor need.

    • Jonathan

      Another example of wasting time on unimportant things rather than trying to actually improve the functionality of Edge!