May 24 2021 11:52 PM
May 24 2021 11:52 PM
Hello Edge Insiders,
Many of you have been using the web capture tool for taking notes on the web content using ink. But once you are done marking up the web content, the only option available to save the content is to save it as a file on your machine. It is also difficult to access those files later, especially on other devices you may be using. Collections is already a productivity driver for a lot of users, and it was the natural home for users to save their web captures as well. Hence, we are very happy to announce that we are enabling users to add web captures to Collections. With this, you can add your marked-up web captures to collections and visit them at a later point in time, across all your devices.
Here is how this feature works –
Today you can use the web capture tool in Edge to capture and markup web content. Details of how to use web capture can found in this post. Once you have captured the web content and are on the dialog box which allows you to preview your capture and markup with ink, you will see a new option in the toolbar – Add to collections. You can find the existing Copy and Share options in the ‘…’ menu next to this new option.
Clicking on this new option would show you a list of collections you already have, and you can choose to add the capture to any of the existing collections. You can also choose to start a new collection from this menu itself. In case you choose the Start new collection option, your capture will be added to a new collection. You will see a confirmation toast once the capture gets added to the selected collection successfully.
Once added, you can see the capture in your collection as a new card. You can click on the card at any point in time to open and view it.
By clicking on the card from the collections pane, you can open the web capture for viewing as shown below:
On this viewing experience for your captures, you will see the options to Share, Copy and Save the capture. There is also an option to Open source website in case you need to refer to the webpage where the capture was taken from. Save and Open source website options can be found under the ‘…’ menu.
If you are already a web capture user, please try out this experience and let us know what you think. If you are not a user, try taking a few captures using the web capture option, use the functionality to add to Collections, and let us know how it works for you. If you have any suggestions to improve the web capture experience in Edge, do write to us as well. As a reminder, from within Microsoft Edge, you can go to “…” menu > Help and feedback > Send feedback, or simply use the shortcut (Shift+Alt+I) to open the feedback tool.
-Microsoft Edge team