Microsoft Edge's built-in screenshot tool now gets dedicated Copilot button, more AI features

Eagle-eyed folks have spotted this change in a recent Edge Canary build.

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Key notes

  • Microsoft Edge is getting a dedicated Copilot button for its built-in screenshot tool.
  • The change has been spotted by insiders in Edge Canary channel.
  • Besides, it’s also getting options like “Search Text/Image with Bing” and “Text Detector.”

Microsoft has been going all out in handing out AI features to almost every aspect of users’ experience. Now, the popular browser Microsoft Edge gets a dedicated Copilot button when you summon its built-in screenshot tool, among other AI features.

The Redmond-based tech giant is reportedly testing this feature, alongside options like Text Detector, Search Image with Bing, and Search Text with Bing. 

Eagle-eyed folk @Leopeva64 recently shared on X (formerly known as Twitter) a glimpse into what the feature means. These changes are spotted in the recent build of Edge Canary, the experimental channel of the browser.

Check out the discovery below:

According to the insider, when you click on the dedicated Copilot button, the image that you’ve screenshot will be sent to the Copilot chat box on the right side of your screen. Once you hit Enter, the AI chatbot will commence a search through Bing. 

In case you missed it, Microsoft is developing a new “Add a screenshot button” for Copilot’s chat box. This button will allow users to easily insert screenshots into their conversations, just like this new Copilot button for the built-in screenshot tool.

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