How to Send a Web Note in Edge Browser

One of the new features in Edge, Microsoft's new browser designed for Windows 10, is a Web Note feature that lets you doodle on any Web page and share it with your friends. This is especially handy for when you want to highlight particular listings on Craigslist or share your notes with teammates. It's easy enough to find the Web Note feature and start drawing, but the sharing part gets a tad tricky, since the default format for sharing is a Web page (HTML). That's not as easy to view on all devices as an image would be. Here are the steps on how to send your Web Note as an image on Edge. 

1. Open the page you want to draw on in Edge.

2. Click or tap the Web Note icon (a pen in a square) on the top right of the screen.

3. Draw what you want. Start scribbling with the Pen and Highlighter tools on the top left of the page or add a typed comment (by selecting the speech bubble icon). You can also crop out a part of the page with the Clip tool.

4. Tap the Share button on the top right (next to the word Exit). 

5. Press the dropdown arrow next to the title of your Web Note to select which format you want to share. You can send an image (screenshot of your work) or a Web page in HTML format. 

6. Select where you want to share your Web Note. Your options are limited to the Windows apps you have installed on your device that support sharing. In this example, I'm using Facebook, but Mail is likely a popular option as well. 

So far, it seems only the Mail, OneNote and Facebook apps have this capability. We installed Twitter and a handful of Instagram or YouTube clients and none of them showed up as a sharing option. 

7. Fill out the caption or any additional info. You can also choose to share this on your timeline or on a friend's, and limit the people who can see this post.

8. Tap Post. Your Web Note is shared.

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Cherlynn Low
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Cherlynn joined the Laptopmag team in June 2013 and has since been writing about all things tech and digital with a focus on mobile and Internet software development. She also edits and reports occasionally on video. She graduated with a M.S. in Journalism (Broadcast) from Columbia University in May 2013 and has been designing personal websites since 2001.