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How to Use Edge Flags (edge://flags)

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Does Microsoft Edge have flags? Yes, it does. Microsoft Edge has “Flags” that you can use to test upcoming features. To access flags, open a new tab and go to edge://flags.

Microsoft is catching up with Google Chrome, bringing more features to the new browser. You can view and test them using the Edge flags.

This article explains how to find and use Edge Flags.

Edge Flags Page (edge://flags)

To find Edge flags available for you to test:

  1. Open a new tab.
  2. Type edge://flags into the address bar.
  3. Click Enter.
Edge Flags
Edge Flags

Experimental Features

Before you enable any flags, remember that these are experimental features and might break your browser or create an unpleasant browsing experience. You will see the following warning on the Flags page:

“WARNING: EXPERIMENTAL FEATURES AHEAD! By enabling these features, you could lose browser data or compromise your security or privacy. Enabled features apply to all users of this browser.”

If you want to regularly test new features using flags, download the Beta version of Edge. With the Beta version, you will get newer flags that are currently not available in the Stable version.

Enable Flags

To turn on a flag:

  1. Select “Enabled” from the drop-down next to it.
  2. Restart Edge.
Edge Flags - Enable
Edge Flags – Enable

A flag usually has one of the following states:

  • Enabled
  • Disabled
  • Default

Developers change the value of “Default” to Enabled/Disabled or any other value to test the feature with more users. For example, they can roll out a new feature by changing the flag default value to “Enabled”. If something breaks, users can find the flag and change its value from Default to Disabled.

You might see other values in this drop-down if the feature has various options or modes.

Disable Flags

From the status drop-down next to the flag name, select “Disabled” and restart the Edge browser. This will disable the flag.

You can also use the “Reset all to default” option above the list to reset all flags and go back to the default state.

Each Edge flag has the following attributes:

  • Name
  • Description
  • URL

You can use the URL to share a direct link to a flag. To do this:

  1. Click the address that starts with “#” after a flag description.
  2. Copy the URL from the address bar.
  3. Share the URL.

Here is an example:

edge://flags/#ignore-gpu-denylist

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