Google and Microsoft have partnered together to boost the experience of spell checks in Chrome and Edge. Chrome and Edge 's latest versions are now powered by the built-in Windows Spellcheck feature, rather than the previous open source implementation of the Hunspell. The transition means spell check within Chrome and Edge will now have stronger support for URLs, acronyms, email addresses and an updated custom dictionary shared with others.

"This feature has been developed in the Chromium project as a collaboration between Google and Microsoft engineers, allowing all Chromium-based browsers to benefit from Windows Spellcheck integration," explains the Edge team at Microsoft.

If you don't see the latest spell check support appearing in Chrome then you may need to allow a flag to get it right away. Head to chrome and scan for "Use the spell checker for Windows OS," and allow Chrome to set and restart.

After its surprising decision to move to Chromium last year, Microsoft has been contributing to Chromium and helping develop both Edge and Chrome. While there have been hundreds of contributions, user-facing improvements like this aren't always apparent.

We previously saw Microsoft helping Google develop Chrome's tab control back in January, and Microsoft is now experimenting on bounce effects and percentage-based scrolling to develop scrolling in Chromium.