ORGANIZING YOUR IDEAS ON THE WEB WITH COLLECTIONS

Save anything on the web

Use Collections to save content for later—an image, text, or a full web page—directly in the browser. Collections in Microsoft Edge can help you keep track of ideas on the web.

Stay organized with Collections

Collections let you keep track of your ideas or pick up where you left off.

Use Collections on any device

Collections syncs across all of your devices so you can access them from anywhere. You can use collections with the Edge Mobile app as well.

How to start a collection

On a computer

Step 1: Select Collections  Collections icon at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge and then Start new collection.

Step 2: To change the title of the collection, select it at the top of the Collections pane.

When you’re ready to start adding content to your collection, you can do this in several ways:

  • Select Add current page to save an entire webpage to the collection.
  • Select and drag an image into the collection.
  • Select and drag a link or highlighted text into the collection.

When you add content to your collection, a card will appear. This card shows useful info at a glance and contains a link to the item you saved, so you can always get back to what you were working on.

On an iOS device

Step 1: At the bottom of the screen, tap the  menu and then tap Collections.

Step 2: Tap the button at the bottom of the screen.

Step 3: Type a name for your collection and then tap Done.

Step 4: Tap your new collection to open it, and then tap to add the webpage you’re currently viewing.

On an Android device

  1. At the bottom of the screen, tap the menu  and then tap Collections.
  2. Tap the + button at the top of the screen.
  3. Type a name for your collection and then tap create.
  4. Tap your new collection to open it, and then tap to add the webpage you’re currently viewing.

Pick up where you left off

Collections allows you to easily open pages you saved for later.

On a computer

To open all the items in a collection as tabs in a new window, select Sharing and more  Sharing and more icon  > Open all.

To open an individual item in a new tab, right-click it and select Open in new tab or Open in new window.

On iOS or Android devices

Step 1: At the bottom of the screen, tap the  menu and then tap Collections.

Step 2: Tap a collection to open it, and then tap a card to open the saved page.

Reorder cards in a collection

On a computer

Step 1: Select Collections  Collections icon at the upper-right corner.

Step 2: Select a collection to open it.

Step 3: Select a card and drag it up or down in the list to move it.

On an iOS device

Step 1: At the bottom of the screen, tap the  menu and then tap Collections.

Step 2: Tap a collection to open it.

Step 3: At the bottom of the page, tap Edit.

Step 4: Tap and hold  Move icon next to a card and then drag it up or down in the list to move it.

Step 5: Tap Done.

On an Android device

Step 1: At the bottom of the screen, tap the  menu and then tap Collections.

Step 2: On any of your collections, tap the  button and then tap reorder.

Step 3: Tap and hold  Move icon next to a card and then drag it up or down in the list to move it.

Step 4: Tap done.

Add notes to a collection

On a computer

Step 1: To add a note to a collection, select Add note  Add note icon  at the upper-right corner of the Collections pane, or right-click in the pane and select Add note.

Step 2: You can change the font, add bullets, or add headers using the toolbar at the top of the note. When you’re ready to save the note, select Save Save icon.

Step 3: To reorder content in a collection, including notes, just select it and drag it up or down in the Collections pane.

Note: You can’t add notes to collections on iOS or Android devices, but any notes you add on a computer will sync to your collections on a mobile device.

Share a collection

On a computer

You can easily share a collection or individual items in a collection with others.

  • To share a collection, select Sharing and more  Sharing and more icon  > Copy all. This copies all the cards in the collection, which you can paste into an email to share with others.
  • To share a single item in a collection, right-click it and then select Copy to copy the card for the saved item or Copy link to copy the URL.

Export a collection

On a computer

You can export an entire collection or individual items to a Word document or an Excel worksheet. 

  • To export an entire collection, select Sharing and more  Sharing and more icon and then select Send to Excel or Send to Word.
  • To export one or multiple items within a collection, select the check box at the upper-right corner of the item. Next, select Share  Share icon and then select Send to Excel or Send to Word.