Microsoft’s Continue on PC feature is designed to make it easy to open up a tab you are browsing on your phone on the bigger screen of your PC, but despite supporting sharing from other browsers on the phone end, it forces you to open the tab in Edge on Windows 10, which is by far not the most popular browser in use on the desktop, only being used by 4% of desktop web users.
Google’s Chrome, on the other hand, is by far the most popular browser on the desktop and also has a very strong presence on mobile. It now appears Google is set to steal Microsoft’s feature and allow you to easily share links between your phone and PC using its new Self Share technology.
Depending on how accessible this is (e.g. an easy to use button in the menu or address bar, vs the overpopulated and confusing share sheet) this feature could see a lot of use, and will likely usurp any of the small mindshare Microsoft’s Continue to PC feature has built-up.
Hopefully, the competition will convince Microsoft to open up their Continue on PC feature and allow links to be opened in your default browser rather than Edge, which should make it 100% more useful for the majority of users.