The new Microsoft Edge based on Chromium allows you to install websites as apps on your computer’s desktop. In addition, it lets you pin websites to the taskbar. This gives you easier access to your most important and favorite sites and lets you launch them with one click.
There are a couple of different ways you can do it including using the pinning wizard. It lets you pin multiple suggested websites to the taskbar. Here’s a look at how to use it or pin individual sites.
Use the Taskbar Pinning Wizard in Edge
To get started, launch Microsoft Edge. Then click the Options button (three dots) in the upper-right corner of the toolbar.
From the menu choose the More tools > Launch Taskbar pinning wizard option.
Next, choose the websites you want to pin to the taskbar and click Continue. This will bring up suggested sites that you want to pin. The sites will pin as PWAs.
On the next screen, it will prompt you to pin popular Microsoft web apps. But this part is optional, and you can just close the wizard if you don’t want them.
Pin Individual Sites to Taskbar
You can also pin individual sites to the taskbar. To do that pull up the site you want to pin. Then click the Options button (three dots) then head to More tools > Pin to taskbar.
A prompt will come up where you can edit the name of the site and when complete click the Pin button.
That’s all there is to it. The site’s icon will appear on your taskbar for easier access. If you want to get rid of a pinned site right-click it and choose Unpin from taskbar from the menu.
Keep in mind that the new Microsoft Edge is available for Windows 7, 8, 10, macOS, Android, and iOS. If you haven’t installed it yet check out our article on how to install Microsoft Edge.