You can now report bugs in Microsoft's Edge browser on Twitter

Microsoft today introduced #EdgeBug, a way to report bugs in its stock Windows 10 browser through Twitter. According to its blog post, the idea came from web developer Lea Verou.

It was back in April that Microsoft launched the Platform Issues Portal, which allows users to report and keep track of bugs in the Edge browser. But that might not easy enough. Now, you can report bugs with just a tweet.

There will be a bit of work involved though. You'll need to produce a reduced test case. Here are the full instructions for reporting a bug on Twitter:

  1. Use the hashtag #EdgeBug so our tool catches your bug and we can follow up with a link to the bug.

  2. Include a link to a reduced test case of the bug on codepen.io, jsfiddle.net, jsbin.com, or dribblet.com – this makes sure the bug is actionable on our end.

  3. Use the text remaining to make a title for your bug. Make sure it’s succinct and descriptive!

Providing a reduced test case means that you have to figure out what's causing the problem so that Microsoft can fix it. This should include the following:

  • An explanation of what the test is validating

  • What the correct result should be

  • The minimal amount of code necessary to create a viable test

Of course, you don't need to provide a reduced test case to report a bug, only to do it through Twitter. As always, you can still use the 'Send Feedback' item in the Microsoft Edge menu, or you can file a new bug in the Platform Issues Portal.

Microsoft notes that if you'd like to follow-up, you can reach out to @MSEdgeDev on Twitter, and if a bug is present on other browsers as well, you should report it to their respective bug portals.

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