Windows 10 – Microsoft Rolls Out Chromium Edge Browser Via Windows Update

Windows 10 – Microsoft Rolls Out Chromium Edge Browser Via Windows Update

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If you are Windows 10 users here’s news for you. Microsoft is bringing a new Edge browser based on Chromium. Whether it’s good or bad, decide by reading the post.

Until now users had to install the Microsoft Edge browser manually, but now it will be installed on your PC via Windows update. This means once Windows is updated, you will get a new Edge browser.

What is new in Microsoft Edge Browser?

Unlike earlier versions of Edge, this new version will be based on Chromium that is the basis of Google Chrome. This will make Microsoft Edge browser easy to use, more productive, and customizable. Also, the Chromium-based browser will be available for iOS, Mac, Android, and Windows.

Some of its prominent features are listed below:

  • Vertical tabs to manage open tabs in a single click
  • The new sidebar search feature
  • Pinterest integration (coming soon)
  • Smart copy to easily copy-paste content from the web and preserve the RWF

Animated GIF of Smart Copy user interface

  • Tracking prevention

This makes Microsoft Edge the only browser to allow and manage tabs with a single click.

Moreover, improved spell checker and scrolling support will be added.

 How to Get an Edge browser?

You can get the latest Edge browser via three specific updates, i.e. :

KB4541301,

KB4541302, and

KB4559309

Note: Updates are dependent on the Windows version.

What Will Happen to the Old Edge Browser?

If you are already using Edge, the latest update will hide it, and a new Edge browser will be installed. However, the settings, passwords, and favorites will be synced with the new Edge browser.

This new update seems quite exciting, and it offers a lot of customization features. If you want to give it a try download it from any of the specific updates.

“This new version provides best in class compatibility with extensions and websites. Additionally, this new version provides great support for the latest rendering capabilities,” Microsoft said.

Compared to old Edge, the new Chromium-based browser is quite different. It now has the same browser engine as Google Chrome with additional features. These include – enhanced performance, a cleaner user interface, more customization options with Microsoft Store, and Google Chrome extensions.

Further, the new Edge browser will not be separate from the operating system; this means you will get the latest updates monthly.

So, what are you waiting for? Download the latest Edge browser today. Also, please share your experience with us in the comments box below.

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