source: Windows 11 News
Microsoft has announced that its Edge browser will now open web links to Outlook and Teams, two of its most popular productivity apps, directly in the respective apps. This new feature will streamline the user experience and make it easier for users to switch between apps seamlessly.
The Problem with Web Links
Previously, when users clicked on a web link to Outlook or Teams, the link would open in a new tab in the browser. This meant that users had to navigate to the respective app manually, which could be time-consuming and frustrating.
This was particularly problematic for users who used Outlook and Teams frequently throughout the day. The constant switching between tabs and apps could interrupt their workflow and decrease productivity.
The Solution: Edge Integration
Microsoft has now integrated Outlook and Teams into the Edge browser, so when users click on a web link to either app, the link will open directly in the app, rather than in a new tab in the browser.
This integration will be seamless for users and will eliminate the need to switch between tabs and apps. It will also reduce the risk of users accidentally closing a tab and losing their work.
How to Enable the Feature
The feature is currently available to Edge users on Windows and Mac. To enable the feature, users will need to update to the latest version of Edge.
Once the update is installed, users can go to the Settings menu in Edge and select “Profiles.” From there, they can select the profile they want to use and click on “Apps.” They can then select Outlook or Teams and enable the option to “Open links from other apps in this app.”
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Microsoft’s decision to integrate Outlook and Teams into the Edge browser is a welcome addition for users who frequently use these productivity apps. The new feature will streamline the user experience and make it easier for users to switch between apps seamlessly, without having to navigate between tabs and windows. It will also improve productivity and reduce the risk of losing work due to accidental tab closures. Overall, this is a positive move by Microsoft that will be appreciated by many users.