In Windows Phone 8.1, when you used Internet Explorer to go to a website, you could pin the page to the Start menu and the tile would be a thumbshot of the webpage.

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Now it seems that in Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft Edge (which replaces IE) will save a boring one-color tile with the website name at the bottom and the Edge logo in the middle.

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Previously saved tiles that were on my phone prior to upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile now have just the one-color tile with no logo.

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Has this feature (thumbshot of webpage on the tile) been removed from Windows 10 Mobile/Microsoft Edge Broswer, and if so, is there any other way or are there any apps that will let you use a thumbnail of a website as the tile image?

  • It seems that this feature is not yet brought to Edge. Please provide this as a feedback in the feedback app.
    – Kolappan N
    Mar 19, 2016 at 16:59

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This feature is not yet available in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Mobile. I'd suggest you upvote this suggestion in the feedback app.

I haven't found a browser app yet, that would support this.


I had the same problem. The problem is not the Windows 10 Mobile, but a failure in the updates. When you do a full factory reset, the thumbshots on the tile are back.

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    Really? So now when you now pin a new website in Edge to the start screen, does it give you a thumbshot? Or does it only work for tiles created prior to your Windows Mobile 10 update?
    – lkessler
    Sep 13, 2016 at 22:39

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