Microsoft could bring back Sets in a future Windows 10 update, as the feature has recently showed up in Windows 10 SDK build 19577.
While the software giant has remained tight-lipped on the return of Sets in Windows 10, the company did say last year that bringing it back at some point in the future is something it was exploring.
Sets debuted in Windows 10 preview builds as Microsoft’s way of bringing tabs all over the operating system, technically allowing all apps to run as tabs grouped in just one window.
When is Sets coming back?
However, Sets was based on the legacy version of Microsoft Edge, the browser that shipped with Windows 10 back in 2015 and which was replaced in the meantime by the Chromium-based release – at this point, the new browser is available on Windows and Mac, with a Linux build also planned.
So once Microsoft decided to abandon this version of Edge, the company also delayed Sets, with the tab-based UI never making its debut in the production build of Windows 10. Microsoft did promise that it could bring back Sets at some point in the future, but no other specifics were provided.
Now it looks like the feature is back in the works, albeit for now, no other information is available. With Windows 10 version 2004 already in the final development stages, it’s pretty clear Sets wouldn’t be part of its feature lineup.
Furthermore, with Windows 10 20H2 (the feature update due in the fall of this year) expected to be a small release as well, there’s a good chance this feature would make its comeback in the spring of 2021 when another major update is reportedly planned.
Of course, these are all rumors for the time being, so it remains to be seen when and if Sets is coming back to Windows 10 users.