Microsoft has released a new Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge. This new version provides best in class compatibility with extensions and websites. Additionally, this new version provides great support for the latest rendering capabilities, modern web applications, and powerful developer tools across all supported OS platforms.
All hail new Edge The new Microsoft Edge review: A browser that could rival Google Chrome A new browser is on the block, and it's here to right all the wrongs of its predecessor. You can get the new Microsoft Edge for Windows and macOS today by downloading it directly from microsoft.com/edge. When you install Microsoft Edge on an up-to-date Windows 10 device, it will replace the previous (legacy) version on your device. In some cases, you may be prompted to install additional updates.
To learn more about the new Microsoft Edge, see the following resources:
Improvements and fixes
This update includes the following quality improvements:
Start menu pins, tiles, and shortcuts for the current version of Microsoft Edge will migrate to the new Microsoft Edge.
Taskbar pins and shortcuts for the current version of Microsoft Edge will migrate to the new Microsoft Edge.
The new Microsoft Edge will be pinned to the taskbar. If the current version of Microsoft Edge is already pinned, it will be replaced.
The new Microsoft Edge will add a shortcut to the desktop. If the current version of Microsoft Edge already has a shortcut, it will be replaced.
By default, most protocols that Microsoft Edge handles will be migrated to the new Microsoft Edge.
The current version of Microsoft Edge will be hidden from UX surfaces in the OS. This includes settings, applications, and any file or protocol support dialog boxes.
Attempts to start the current version of Microsoft Edge will redirect to the new Microsoft Edge.
The First Run Experience (FRE) will auto-launch the first time that a device restarts after the new Microsoft Edge is installed.
Data from earlier versions of Microsoft Edge (such as passwords, favorites, open tabs) will be available in the new Microsoft Edge.
This new Microsoft Edge does not support uninstalling of this update.
To view supported features, please see the Microsoft Edge Platform Status.
Known issues in this update
We are currently not aware of any issues with this update.
How to get this update
If you want to download the new Microsoft Edge, go to https://www.microsoft.com/edge.
For Windows 10, version 1909:
No additional updates are required.
What Is The Latest Version Of Edge
For Windows 10, version 1903:
You must have one of the following updates or a later update installed to apply this update:
Recommended: October 8, 2019—KB4517389 (OS Build 18362.418)
Optional: September 26, 2019—KB4517211 (OS Build 18362.387)
The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.
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For all supported x86-based versions
For all supported x64-based versions
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This article describes the release cadence and anticipated release schedule for Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft provides four options, called channels, to manage how often Microsoft Edge is updated with new features. The Microsoft Edge team plans to push public updates to the Beta and Stable channels every six weeks. For more information about our channels, their release cycle, and support levels, see the Channel overview.
Starting with Stable channel version 94, Microsoft Edge is moving to a 4-week major release cycle cadence. However, we recognize that enterprise customers who manage complex environments need more time to plan and test Microsoft Edge updates. To help our enterprise customers who need an extended timeline to manage updates, Microsoft Edge will offer an Extended Stable option aligned to a longer, 8-week major release cycle; this option will only be available for customers with managed environments.
The following table lists the planned release dates for the Beta and Stable channels.
Release dates are approximate and might vary based on build status.
Microsoft Edge releases
The following table only tracks and provides information for major releases in both channels.
|Version||Release status||Beta Channel|
|Week of 15-Apr-2021|
|91||Target release||Week of 27-Apr-2021||Week of 27-May-2021|
|92||Target release||Week of 08-Jun-2021||Week of 22-Jul-2021|
|93||Target release||Week of 03-Aug-2021||Week of 02-Sep-2021|
|94||Target release||Week of 01-Sep-2021||Week of 23-Sep-2021|
|95||Target release||Week of 28-Sep-2021||Week of 21-Oct-2021|
|96||Target release||Week of 26-Oct-2021||Week of 18-Nov-2021|
|97||Target release||Week of 30-Nov-2021||Week of 06-Jan-2022|
The trigger for Beta and Stable major releases is an equivalent Chromium release.
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The date reference (Released/Release week) for the Stable channel references the beginning of the progressive roll out.
We use a progressive rollout model which means that new release availability for any given device could be staggered over upcoming days. For more information, see Progressive rollouts for Microsoft Edge Stable Channel.