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How to enable Collections feature in Microsoft Edge

The Chromium version of Edge now has a feature to collect contents from the web for research or virtually anything you want. Here's how to give it a try in the latest version of the browser.

Collections for Microsoft Edge Chromium

On Microsoft Edge (Chromium), Collections is a new feature designed to help you to easily collect text, images, videos, and other content into a note page.

When using Collections, a new flyout will appear from the right side, where you can drag and drop content from the web. It’ll format the content correctly, and it’ll even add footnote with link references of the sources that you used.

Microsoft is targeting Collections as a general-purpose tool that you can use for anything. If you shop online, the feature will help you collect and compare products. If you’re a teacher or student, Collections can help you organize your web research and create your lesson plans. Or if you’re an event or trip organizer, it’ll help to group all the info you need as well as ideas to plan your event or trip.

Collections for Chromium Edge still under development, but you can enable it manually to give it a try in the latest Canary version of the browser.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to enable and start using Collections in Microsoft Edge for Windows 10.

How to enable Collections in Chromium Edge

Use these steps to enable Microsoft Edge Collections:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge (Canary).

  2. Type the following path in the address bar:

    edge://flags#edge-collections
  3. Use the drop-down menu on the right and select the Enabled option.

    Enable Collections on Microsoft Edge Chromium (Canary)
    Enable Collections on Microsoft Edge Chromium (Canary)
  4. Click the Relaunch Now button.

Once you complete the steps, Collections will enable next to address bar, and it’ll be ready to start collection links, images, and more at your fingertips.

How to use Collections in Chromium Edge

Use these steps to start collecting information with Microsoft Edge:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the Collections button next to the address bar.

  3. Click the Start new collection button.

    Start collection on Edge
    Start collection on Edge
  4. Type a name for collection and press Enter.

  5. Start visiting websites that you want to collect and click the Add current page button. (As you visit new websites, the add button will shift to the top of the list.)

    Add website to Edge Collections
    Add website to Edge Collections
  6. Click the Note button to add notes about the current collection.

    Chromium Edge Collections notes option
    Chromium Edge Collections notes option
  7. If you like an image or link, drag and drop it to add it to your list.

    Collections drag and drop option
    Collections drag and drop option

After you complete the steps, you can click the share button to export everything to an Excel spreadsheet.

If the items on the list isn’t the order that you like, you rearrange them with the mouse. You can select each item and copy to the clipboard, export, or delete.

Microsoft Edge Chromium Collections context menu option
Microsoft Edge Chromium Collections context menu option

You can also add content from a webpage from the context menu. Select the image, text, or hyperlink, right-click it, and select the Add to Collections option. You can choose an existing collection to add to or start a new one.