Ever since Microsoft made a switch from its legacy Edge browser over to its Chromium counterpart, it has managed to grab a major chunk of the user base.
When you are getting nearly every feature set that Google Chrome has to offer, and at the same time, a much improved, smooth, and lag-free work environment, its rise to popularity was already on the cards.
But in spite of the plentitude of functionalities that it has to offer, one cannot negate the fact that it goes through its fair share of issues as well. There could be quite a few different types of bugs that you might encounter in your day-to-day usage of Edge.
From performance issues to webpage not loading properly or even security-related concerns, one cannot negate the existence of these issues.
So if you are currently getting bugged with any of these problems and have already exhausted the basic fixes such as resetting the browser or deleting its data, then you could consider raising this issue with the developers.
Along the same lines, if you want any particular feature to be incorporated in the future builds, then you share your feedback about the same to the devs as well. And in this guide, we will show you how both of these tasks could be effectively carried out.
So without further ado, let’s start off with the instructions to report bugs and feature requests to the Edge developers.
Pre-requisites for Reporting issues
There are three different methods through which you could carry out the aforementioned task. The first one is via the Feedback option present inside the browser itself.
The next approach is through the Feedback Hub app installed on your Windows PC whereas the third and final approach is via GitHub Issue Repo. We have listed all these three methods below, you may try out the one that meets your requirement.
However, before filing any request we need to make sure that the bug is reproducible and also there is no duplicate submission, especially via the GitHub issue tracker.
If you found the bug is already reported, then you can add relevant information as comments within the reported issue. It helps to prioritize.
Report Bugs via Feedback Option
Microsoft Edge comes with a built-in Feedback menu through which you could send in your concerns directly to the developers.
The benefit of this method is that you would be able to attach your system and browser-related information alongside the report. It will help the developers to get a complete picture and better understand the bug.
Here are the steps to send bugs and feedback to Edge Developers from the Feedback menu:
- Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on the computer.
- Click on More for menu options.
- Hover the mouse cursor over the Help and Feedback option.
- Select on Send Feedback sub-menu.
It shall launch the Feedback dialog box.
- Fill in the details of the issue along will all relevant information.
- Hit on
button to submit the feedback.
That’s it. Your bug report will be sent to the Edge Developers and you shall shortly get a confirmation message. Along the same lines, you might also get an email regarding the progress of your query submission.
If you wish to attach any information related to your browser such as its metadata, installed extensions, autofill settings, etc, then check-mark the Send Diagnostic Data option as well.
Likewise, the report will also attach an auto-generated screenshot. If you wish to incorporate it, then make sure to enable the Include this Screenshot option. You may also add additional files via thebutton.
On the flip side though, there’s no separate section as such to send feature requests. You may add it in the same place where you have typed in the bug-related information, but they may or may not be addressed.
Submit using Feedback Hub
Note: The Windows Feedback Hub is only available on Windows OS.
Windows 10/11 OS comes baked in with a Feedback Hub app that could be used to report issues or request features related to all the apps installed on your PC. And as of now, we would be using it to do so for the Microsoft Edge browser.
Here are the steps to use Windows Feedback Hub to report Edge request:
- Head over to the Start Menu.
- Search and open the Feedback Hub app.
- Click on Report a Problem if you wish to send a bug report OR click on Suggest a Feature to request new additions to the browser.
It will open the four-section form to fill in details.
- On the first page, you will have to give a brief explanation of the issue or feature request.
- Select the Problem option if you are reporting a bug or Suggestion if you are requesting to add a new feature.
- Select the Bug report/Feature request category from the drop-down list and click
The browser will bring a list of problems similar to the one that you have reported. If you find yours already listed there, then it is better to select from that list itself, rather than creating a duplicate one.
- If your bug is not listed, select , and click .
- Finally, you may also add additional screenshots, images, or screen recordings to give a better picture of your issue, though it is completely optional.
- Hit the button and your bug report will now be sent to the developers.
It is easily the best platform to report bugs or send feature requests to the Edge Developers. However, the only drawback is its sole requirement- you need to have a Windows PC or laptop at hand.
Report within GitHub Issues
You could also report issues or raise a request for a new feature via the popular Git repository hosting service. All of the browser’s open-source projects are hosted on GitHub and there for everyone to see.
However, as of this guide, we will be dealing with its WebView2Feedback repository.
Here are the steps to raise feature requests and bug reports to the Edge Developer team from GitHub Issues:
- Head over to GitHub and sign in to your account.
- Go to the WebView2Feedback repository and go to its Issues tab.
- Now scroll through the list of already posted issues and feature lists.
If you find one similar to yours already listed there, then there’s no need to create a duplicate one. Rather consider interacting with those ones themselves.
- Click on the
button situated at the top right of the page.
- Click on the
It will pre-populate the Issue Bug Report with the template. button next to Bug Report or Feature/API Request.
- Fill in the template per requirement and hit the
That’s it, the process stands complete. The benefit of this method is that you don’t need to have a Windows PC or even the Edge browser installed on your system.
You could submit this report via any browser of your choice. The downside, if you would like to call it one, is the requirement of creating a new GitHub account.
Bottom Line: Edge Bugs and Feature Request
So with this, we conclude the guide on how you could report bugs and feature requests to the Edge Developers. It’s always great to have a couple of approaches to executing a particular task.
In this regard, the ability to report issues or raise a request for the addition of new functionality using three different methods is surely going to help a lot of users.
Please do note that reporting a feature request or bug doesn’t mean that will be implemented or fixed immediately, it has to go through several development stages and take time. The technical feasibility of the feature request is also considered.
With that said, do let us know if you have any queries related to filing feature requests and reporting the bugs/issues to the Microsoft Edge developer team.