Microsoft Edge will change the way you copy and paste links into emails, applications, or web pages. The feature is officially called "Friendly URLs" and will come in a Microsoft Edge update later this month.
Microsoft says the new feature will allow you to copy URLs from the address bar and paste them as plain text. For example, if you copy the Outlook URL, you will be able to paste the URL as a regular URL (which includes HTTPS and .com) or simply as "Outlook".
Plain text is a new option that will automatically convert URLs to a readable format. You will be able to use the new feature with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + V or you can also right-click anywhere in the text box to access the new pasting options, as shown in the image below.
The default function for Microsoft Edge URLs can be configured and changed through the browser settings panel.
With this new feature, Microsoft Edge aims to better display the big and ugly URLs you want to send via email to a colleague or friend. The friendly URL feature is especially useful for shopping sites that have very large URLs, with too many characters, tracking code and more.
As mentioned above, Microsoft plans to release this feature later this month and believes that the new copy and paste experience could make a huge difference during the shopping season.
In addition, Microsoft has finally launched the new "Web Capture" that will allow you to take screenshots of web pages and comment directly on images through the browser.