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Microsoft is Testing Quick Searches and Meet Now on Edge New Tab Page

Posted on the 14 August 2020 by Viney Dhiman @vineydhiman

Microsoft is testing Trending Searches accompanied by Meet Now on New Tab Page of the latest version of the Chrome Canary. Earlier, Microsoft introduced the option to view or hide Quick link on Edge New Tab Page.

Following the Vertical Tabs feature, The company is testing the feature with limited users under Controlled Rollout, so lucky users will get access to this feature. At least as of writing this blog post.

The Recommended or Trending search feature shows popular search queries below the search box on the New Tab Page. The feature was first spotted by Richard and shared the screenshot on Twitter.

microsoft edge new tab page quick searches

In reply to Richard tweet, Leopeva reported that about the Meet now button accompanied by a message which reads “Host a video meeting in one click! No sign ups required

microsoft edge meet now button on edge new tab page

Just like Recommended Searches, the Meet now button also appears below the Search box on the New Tab Page of Edge browser. Clicking on it will take you to Host a video meeting page of Skype, where interested users can create a video meeting using Skype Meet meeting without creating an account or downloading anything.

With this, Microsoft is now encouraging users to use Skype’s Meet now. We have already reported, How Microsoft is Showing ads for Skype Meet on Windows 10 Search UI.

Unfortunately, there’s no way to turn off Recommended Searches and Meet Now button from New Tab Page of Edge. At least as of writing this blogpost.

Some users might find this useful, while other people might find it annoying. What are your thoughts about this addition on Edge NTP? We would like to hear from you in the comments.

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