How to use Workspaces to share tabs on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge's Workspace feature makes it easier to share a group of tabs with other people with a single link.

Microsoft Edge Workspace
Microsoft Edge Workspace

Microsoft Edge has a new feature that allows you to share a group of tabs with other people quickly and securely. The feature is known as “Edge Workspaces,” and it basically mirrors the open tabs in the session without anyone who has access to the workspace.

According to the company, the feature aims to improve collaboration while at the same time improving productivity. When using the Edge Workspaces feature, you can create a single, shared view of your group’s web pages and documents within a unique browser window with real-time updates.

You will technically create a new instance of the browser that doesn’t include any of your personal settings. You will then create a link to that specific session to share with others. Once the other person (or group of people) opens the link, anyone can share different websites and documents.

However, Microsoft points out that this is not a screen-sharing feature, nor does it share browser data among the participants. Users will only see content that they have access to. Furthermore, you can only access the feature if you are signed into a Microsoft account. This means a user will need to sign in with their credentials to access an email account or content or request access to a resource such as a Microsoft 365 document if they don’t already have it.

This guide will teach you the steps to get started with Workspaces on Microsoft Edge.

Share group of tabs with Workspaces on Edge

To use Edge Workspace to share browser tabs with other people, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge on Windows 11.

  2. Open this page to sign up for the feature preview.

    Quick note: You will need to have version 111.0.1661.51 or higher of Microsoft Edge, and you will need to be signed in with your Microsoft account.
  3. Click the Edge Workspaces button from the top-left corner.

  4. Click the Create new button.

    Create Edge Workspace

  5. Confirm a descriptive name for the workspace.

    Edge Workspace name and color

  6. Choose a color for the workspace.

  7. Click the Done button.

  8. Click the Workspace button from the top-right corner.

    Quick note: The Workspace will open on a new instance of Microsoft Edge, and the button will have the name of your workspace.
  9. Choose the Share workspace button.

    Edge Workspace share

  10. Click the Copy link button.

    Edge Workspace sharable link

    Quick note: You will need to send the link to the person you want to share the experience with. You can use social media, email, or text.
  11. Click the Close (X) button.

Once you complete the steps, any tab you open will appear to anyone accessing the Edge Workspace. However, the feature will not share browser or confidential account data like logins, cookies, and passwords. This means that if you open your Outlook account on a tab through this experience, at the other end, the user will only see the page, but it’ll not be logged in.

To delete the workspace, click the Edge Workspace button and select “Leave workspace” if you are accessing someone else’s session, or click the “Delete workspace” if you are the owner of the session.

If you don’t see the feature, you can check for updates on Microsoft Edge Settings > About Microsoft Edge. Also, you have to sign up to access the preview with the link noted in Step 2.

It’s important to note that at the time of this writing, the feature is available as a limited preview, and you will receive five invites to share and allow other people to join.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].