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Has Microsoft explained the reason why "Collections" is not available in the Beta version ("RC")?

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For those who still don't know, "Collections" can't be enabled in the Beta version ("Release Candidate"), the flag to enable this feature doesn't appear in that channel.

 

Will it be possible for Microsoft to release the stable version in January without that feature?

Another explanation could be that Microsoft will add that feature later to the Beta channel, that means that, technically, when installing the current Beta version ("Release Candidate"), we are not testing the "real" stable version that will be released in January, since it still lacks important features that Microsoft will add later, I mean, "Collections" is a big and important feature.

 

In one of the Microsoft's blogs it says this:

"The release candidate (Beta) of the new Microsoft Edge for Windows and macOS can be downloaded right now..."

"New features such as Collections can be enabled as part of the Microsoft Edge preview builds..."

But, as I said, the flag to enable "Collections" is not available in the Beta version.

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According to Zac Bowden (senior editor at Windows Central and who was in contact with some of the Edge developers in Microsoft ignite 2019), "Collections" will be present in the stable version that will be released in January, let's wait to see...