Official Statement: Microsoft Sets not confirmed cancelled

Reading time icon 1 min. read

Readers help support MSPoweruser. When you make a purchase using links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Tooltip Icon

Read the affiliate disclosure page to find out how can you help MSPoweruser effortlessly and without spending any money. Read more

The recent tweet by a Microsoft program manager suggested that that Sets tabs feature may become a thing of the past.  Now in an official statement Microsoft has confirmed that Sets hasn’t actually been cancelled, but has merely  been punted into the long grass.

Zac Bowden from the WC managed to get a statement from Microsoft which stated:

“We’ve taken Sets offline from WIP (Windows Insider Program) to continue to evaluate long term while also needing to prioritize other work tied to Microsoft Edge.”

Whilst initially highly praised, users complained that with each update, Tabs became increasingly complicated.  Eventually, it started functioning very poorly, and had to be removed from the market all together.

Hopefully we’ll see a simplified, more user-friendly version in the near future; but it seems that Microsoft are focusing on improvements and possibly bug fixes for their Edge browser for now.

More about the topics: microsoft, Microsoft Sets