Microsoft may soon force mail users to use Edge for email links in Windows 10
In the latest preview build, even if the user’s default browser is set to Chrome or Firefox, Microsoft is testing to open all Windows Mail links in Edge.
Microsoft has announced its latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17623. The company is testing a new feature in the build, which ensures that any clicked link in the Windows Mail app opens in Microsoft Edge. This means that even if users choose Chrome or Firefox as their default browser in Windows 10, the OS will ignore it and forcing a link from within the Mail app to open links in Edge.
Explaining the changes in a blog post, Microsoft said, “We’ll start testing a change where clicked links in the Windows Mail app will open in Microsoft Edge, providing the best, most secure and consistent experience across Windows 10 and your device.” With built-in features for easy access to reading, note-taking, Cortana integration, and services like SharePoint and OneDrive, Microsoft Edge enables you to be more productive, organized, and creative without sacrificing your battery life or security. Looking forward to hearing from the community. “
Speaking of Windows 10 build, the upcoming Windows 10 “Redstone 4” release is said to be called “Spring Creator Update”. According to an earlier report, a Twitter user noticed that running the ‘Get-VMHostSupportedVersion’ command in PowerShell on Windows 10 Insider Preview Build Number 17618 brings up the names of all supported versions. The list includes Windows 10 Creator Update (version 1703), Windows 10 Fall Creator Update (version 1709), and the upcoming Windows 10 Spring Creator Update version 1803. The Spring Creator update will probably be the first major update to Windows 10. And is expected to come with several AI-based and machine learning features.