Google's Circle to Search may soon arrive on Microsoft Edge. It's called "Circle to Copilot"

Apparently, Microsoft is "copying" Google's Circle to Search feature.

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Key notes

  • Microsoft is reportedly working on a new feature called “Circle to Copilot” for Edge.
  • You can circle on anywhere on the browser, and then the Copilot side panel will pop up.
  • It works just the same as Google’s “Circle to Search” feature for the new Samsung Galaxy S24 smartphones.

Remember when Google launched the AI-powered “Circle to Search” feature that’s coming to the new Samsung Galaxy S24 smartphones & Pixel 8? 

Well, Microsoft is seemingly working on the same thing for its popular browser, Edge, and it’s called “Circle to Copilot.”

Folks over at Windows Report have spotted a setting that hints at a development of this gesture support feature, albeit still not very functional. If you have the latest build of the browser’s experimental Canary channel, you can activate it with just a little bit of tweak on the app’s Properties.

And, once it’s functional, you can just draw a circle wherever it is on the browser, and a Copilot side panel will pop up. It’s just as the name implies. So far, the only thing it does is simply copy-pasting the screenshot into the chat box, but there’s a big chance that it will be improved as Microsoft is still working on it.

Again, no words from Microsoft on when this feature is arriving or how it’ll work, but if anything, this is definitely a massive improvement when it’s done right. 

As for Google’s “Circle to Search” feature, you can circle, highlight, scribble, or even tap on anything on your phone, and then a Google search will pop up.

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