Export browsing data in Edge is being tested in the Canary channel

August 9, 2023

A new button that lets you export browsing data in Edge is currently being tested in Canary, the experimental channel of the browser. 

Edge insider @Leopeva64 noticed that a new button has been added to the History hub. The button is located in the three dots dropdown menu, right below the “Open history page” option. According to the insider, this feature is being released through a controlled rollout in the channel. 

As you can see, you can choose which browsing data you want to export by filtering the items. Once you have selected the data you want to export, click the “Save” button and the browser will be saved as a CSV file.

Before this toggle exists, exporting browsing data in Edge used to be a complicated process. You had to go to the Settings section and manually choose to export the data you wanted. This could be confusing and time-consuming – but not anymore.

If you remember, Microsoft was also recently criticized for a new experimental toggle in Edge that seemed to suggest that the browser would take screenshots of every page that users visited. 

However, this is not actually the case. The screenshots only appear when users hover over the different entries in the History. The confusing wording of the toggle led to some users believing that Edge was secretly taking screenshots of their browsing activity, which caused some concern.

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