Microsoft has introduced tabbed browsing to its existing Internet Explorer 6 browser. The company has already said it plans to introduce the feature for its forthcoming Internet Explorer 7.
The new facility comes with the new MSN Search Toolbar made available this week, and allows users to open up numerous web pages within a single window, which are selectable using a small tab at the top of the window.
The feature is already a well-established in competitor browsers Opera, Safari and Firefox.
Last month, Microsoft said it was planning tabbed browsing in IE 7, which was primarily being launched to offer users greater security.
Microsoft now seems to have changed course by also focusing on greater user functionality, something its competitors have been offering with various upgrades over the last six months.
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has around 90% of the global browser market.