Syncing Collections for Stable and Beta

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UPDATE as of 5/8: In yesterday's Beta update, we turned Collections sync "On" for users that have all other sync features "On" in Settings. We respect your privacy and data collection preferences, so Collections sync will remain "Off" if you have turned sync "Off" for any features.




Hi everyone,


We have an announcement for those of you who are currently using Microsoft Edge in our Beta or Stable channels.


We've heard feedback that you're loving the new Collections feature but are experiencing issues with your items not appearing on other devices or in other Microsoft Edge channels. After an investigation, we found that some customers who upgrade to the latest versions do not have Collections sync toggled to “On” in Settings.


If you are still experiencing issues with your Collections syncing, please navigate to edge://settings/profiles/sync and ensure that Collections is toggled to “On." When this setting is enabled, it will look like the screenshot below. 


The Collections setting toggled to the "on" position, which is colored blueThe Collections setting toggled to the "on" position, which is colored blue


Let us know in the comments below or by submitting feedback (Shift + Alt + I) if you don't start to see Collections start to sync across devices and/or channels after adjusting this setting.


Thanks for being a part of the Microsoft Edge community!


- The Microsoft Edge Product Team

7 Replies
Ok but are sync data already crypted before they get uploaded?

@Deleted This is unlikely to resolve my issue.  The collection sync has been set on both my systems.  In over a week there has been no sync. After this recent upgrade, I turned off collection sync on both systems, exited Edge Dev, then opened Edge Dev and turned collection sync on again - 30 minutes later and no sync.  I did some debugging in the logs prior to this release, and it seems one system is not properly connecting for the sync.  I can send you copies of the logs if it will help.



It's still not working for me. between my PC and my MAC book pro. Both on the same DEV version of edge. both signed in with same email and collections sync turned on


Really hoped this would include Edge on Android, but seems not. Any update on if/when this might happen? Thanks.

@Deleted Unfortunately it is still not working... 


HI Guys
Sync in general sucks i have tried 4 times to logout of everything and reset in both stable and Beta nothing working fully. My IOS devices get no sync even beta versions and none of my Windows 10 version sync correctly very poor.
If you want people to move over from Chrome you really need to nail this option as Google have had this working for years.

Still seeing 'syncing'  an performance issues on Collections.  The ability to sort Collections has been very helpful.  Would suggest that the 'sort' program ignore the 'syncing' titles and move them to the bottom until the syncing process is over.  It is a concern when a system is up over an hour and the Collections would appear to be still syncing.  Is this related to any 'sleeping features' in Edge ?  Just a thought.  

Like the way that Collections is shaping up and hope it will utilize more of the available resources on more powerful systems to speed it up (balancing act).  

Really appreciate your keeping us in the loop !