Microsoft is continuously improving its Edge browser, and to enhance the user experience, there is a new update that you should try. This option will take a screenshot of the site you visited to let you preview the thumbnail of the site you seek. This feature is called “Save Screenshot of Site for History.”

The company continues to ship new updates to the browser regularly, and this new option for taking a screenshot of each page you visit is just one of the many built-in features you can use, including Startup Boost and improved text rendering for better font rendering on Windows. With this feature, you can use “Save Screenshot of Site for History” to preview the tab.

Improve Edge experience to preview the thumbnails.

There are a lot of useful features that come with Microsoft Edge, arguably one of the best browsers for Windows. To enhance your experience, you can push updates and new features. Many features, such as Split-screen and Global Media Controls, are not enabled by default. Additionally, the redundancy of starting the company is bloating the browsing experience.

What is an Edge Save Screenshot of the Site for History?

This feature takes a screenshot of the website you visit while browsing the web and saves it in your history for future reference. Currently, in beta, this option is likely to be available in stable versions in future updates.

To use this feature, ensure your Microsoft Edge version is 117 or higher. You can find the “Save Screenshot of Site for History” option in Edge settings. The description reads, “We will take a screenshot of the sites you have visited and save it so that you can quickly revisit the sites you want from history.”

This feature is not enabled by default. Here is a guide on how to use this functionality through a toggle within Edge settings. Without further ado, let us take a closer look.

How to Use Edge to Save Screenshots of Sites for History

This feature is only available in the Microsoft Dev and Canary channels. If you do not have it, download and install it on your computer.

How to Enable Tab Preview on Edge to Improve Experience
  • Launch Microsoft Edge.
  • Next, open Edge Settings by clicking the gear icon in the upper-right corner.
  • From the left sidebar, select Privacy, Search, and Services.
  • Scroll down to the Service section, and at the bottom, you will find the option to “Save screenshots of sites for history.”
  • Toggle the switch to enable the Save Screenshots of Sites for History feature.
  • That is it!

Note: This feature has nothing to do with offline reading capabilities.

This option will be shipped with a new option for taking screenshots of each page you visit, making it easier to access a feature that few know. Some also raise concerns about why you should turn off this feature.

After enabling this, you do not need any third-party tools, and this feature allows you to preview the thumbnail via History Hub. Yes, History Hub has had this feature for some time where, when you hover over the tab, it shows a thumbnail preview of that site. This now comes with a tab, which is great.