Microsoft is developing new features for its Edge browser, which will bring users a more convenient experience and better privacy and security protection.
As spotted by Leopeva64, Microsoft is working on two new features for the Android version of the Edge browser — on-device encryption and automatic verification of captchas. On-device encryption is currently available in Settings > Accounts > Passwords in Edge for Android, but it’s not yet available. This feature will provide users with additional privacy and security by encrypting new passwords on-device before saving them to Microsoft Password Manager. Microsoft says the feature is “for extra security, encrypting passwords on-device before saving them to Microsoft Password Manager.”
It is noticed that device-side encryption is already available in Google Chrome, which can be found in Settings > Autofill and Passwords > Google Password Manager > Settings > Set Device-Side Encryption. According to Google, on-device encryption turns a user’s device into a key for locking passwords, which are then saved to Google Password Manager, meaning only users can see their own passwords. Google also mentioned that once encryption is set, users cannot cancel it, and that some sites may not be automatically logged in after enabling the feature.
Another new feature is the automatic verification of captchas. As the name suggests, this feature will automatically verify that the user is not a robot on the website, saving you the trouble of verifying the captcha yourself. The feature first appeared on the Chromium developer page back in February and is now available in the Canary and Dev channels of the Android version of the Edge browser. This feature allows other websites to confirm that users are not robots by saving some information in the Edge browser. The feature is not currently available on other devices, including the desktop version of the Edge browser.