Microsoft and Google join forces to launch new spellcheck feature for Edge and Chrome browsers

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 01 Jun 2020
Microsoft and Google join forces to launch new spellcheck feature for Edge and Chrome browsers
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Microsoft has teamed up with Google to launch a new spell checker.

The spell checker will be available for both the Edge browser as well as Google Chrome.

The new spell checker adds a bunch of new features and replaces the previous Hunspell Spellchecker.

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It looks like Microsoft has just introduced a spellcheck feature on its own Edge browser which was developed by Windows Spellcheck. The feature has been developed in a collaborative effort with Google and users on Chrome will also get access to this feature. The spell checker adds a bunch of new features and replaces the previous Hunspell Spellchecker. Microsoft says that the new spell checker will include support for "additional language and dialects, an improved shared custom dictionary, better support for URLs, acronyms, and email addresses."

In a blog post, the company stated that “This feature was developed as a collaboration between Google and Microsoft engineers in the Chromium project, enabling all Chromium-based browsers to benefit from Windows Spellcheck integration”. If you want to use the spell checker on Windows Edge, you will have to install Microsoft Edge version 83 on both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. For Chrome users, you will have to enable a flag and head to chrome://flags/ and search ‘Use the Windows OS spellchecker”. After you have done the required steps, restart Chrome and the feature will then be available to use. 

In other Microsoft news, the latest Windows 10 May 2020 update has rolled out but users should wait a bit before downloading it. You can read more about that, here. And, if you’re interested in the Microsoft Edge, you can check out everything new that is coming to Edge, right here. Microsoft has also launched the Bing wallpaper app for Android and if you want to know more about that, you can head here for more info on the topic. 

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