Microsoft Edge Drops The WWW Tag

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Keeping up with the times. The new Chromium powered Microsoft Edge typically does a fine job of following in the footsteps of Google Chrome, including following its release schedule.

Many of the changes that Google introduces in its web browser also make their way, sooner or later, in the Microsoft creation. And one of these tweaks that is set for arrival on Edge concerns the address bar.

Google Chrome no longer displays the HTTP and WWW tags up there in order to provide users with a cleaner experience when running the program.

And by the looks of things, Microsoft is also planning something similar for Edge user.

The change is apparently already in testing phase, and has been implemented in the Canary version of the browser. Users are only allowed to see the full URL that includes these tags after they double-click on the address bar.

What’s interesting here is that Microsoft is not offering this change as optional — once it makes the way to the stable channel, all users should get it.

Whether they like it or not.

Of course, all versions of Microsoft Edge will embrace this approach, regardless of the platform. Meaning, Windows, macOS and the Linux flavor of the web browser, once it goes live in the coming months.

Redmond is yet to announce this change in public, but its rollout should not be too far off.

Your thoughts on this?

Would you have liked a toggle option for this in the browser?

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