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The recent Edge Canary release lets users access Bing Chat to switch Edge settings [Update]

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As some people might know, Microsoft frequently sneaks in some features in its various Insider builds that it doesn't mention in its official blog posts on those releases. One of these unannounced features reportedly made its way to the most recent Edge Canary Insider channel release.

As posted on Twitter by "@Leopeva64" this week, (Via Onmsft), the Microsoft Edge browser has a microphone icon on the Bing Chat sidebar in the Edge Canary browser. When clicked, it was used to make changes in Edge's settings by "@Leopeva64" with voice commands.

For example, he used it to switch the Edge browser from dark to light mode and also to switch from horizontal to vertical tabs. It does look a lot more convenient than going into Edge's settings menu,

Right now, there's no word on why Microsoft decided not to mention this small but still useful feature in the Canary build. It's more than possible that it is just a small test before it's rolled out to more Canary testers.

Earlier this week, Microsoft released the new Dev channel build 23506 for Windows 11 users in the Insider program. It contained quite a number of announced new features. Some of them include adding Outlook for Windows Preview as an inbox app and it also included the Passwordless experience for people who use the Windows Hello for Business login system.

For some fun, the Dev build also added support for some new emoji that have a 3D-like design. Some apps and browsers will support these new 3D emoji in the future.

Update: We have made some corrections to show the features are in Edge Canary builds. We regret the error.

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