Microsoft is removing some unpopular features from Edge in the upcoming v117 beta version of the browser. The features, five of them, include Math Solver, Picture Dictionary, Citations, Grammar Tools, and Kids Mode.
Some time back, the company announced that it would be removing these features as a way to improve user experience and simplify the ‘more tools’ menu. It seems like a reasonable move, since a lot of features in browsers go unnoticed and are therefore less used. Removing them means reducing clutter and making space for more useful tools. For instance, for Microsoft, AI features and shopping tools are more valuable based on current usage trends, which is why it is choosing to integrate them in Edge.
New feature additions coming to Edge version 117 will include a dedicated experience built for businesses, a Smart Find tool to make searching for words or phrase easier, and an ‘E-tree in Wallet’ feature through which users can grow virtual seeds into real trees.
The new Edge version 117 is expected to be fully out by 14th of September.