Microsoft launched the stable version of its Chromium-based Edge browser for Windows 10 users earlier in January this year. But users until now were required to download it manually, like any other browser (excluding Internet Explorer). As expected, Microsoft has now started rolling out the Chromium-based Edge Browser to Windows 10 devices via the latest Windows Update. With this new update, users are expected to make the seamless transition from the current browser to the new Chromium-based version of Edge.
According to Microsoft, the new Microsoft Edge provides more privacy, more productivity, and more value while you browse. It also comes equipped with new features like tracking prevention, which is on by default and provides three levels of control.
“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,” the post said.
Another new feature in Microsoft Edge allows you to customize your online experience, so you can choose a new tab page layout or design, and select the types of news you want.
Other highlights include AAD support, Internet Explorer mode, 4K streaming, Dolby audio, inking in PDF, Microsoft Search in Bing integration, support for Chrome-based extensions, and more.
As per the company’s support page, the new Edge browser is available for Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909.