The new Microsoft Edge on Chromium is now available to all Windows 10 users
Introduced back in 2015, Microsoft Edge was perceived as a redesign of Internet Explorer for a long time and did not cause much interest among users. But last year, the company rebuilt its brainchild from scratch, making it the second most popular in the world. Now, all users of Windows 10 will be able to get a modified “default browser” on the Chromium engine without even launching its old version to download the new one.
The release version of Edge became publicly available back in January of this year but required manual installation from the Microsoft website. Starting this week, a stable build of the browser will be downloaded to the PC automatically through Windows Update. New devices running on Windows 10 will also get the same version of the application as the default web browser.
After installation, the latest version will replace the outdated one, and all settings, bookmarks, and other user data will migrate to the new browser automatically. Microsoft Edge based on Chromium is already available as a system update for Windows 10 users with build numbers 1803, 1809, 1903, and 1909. In accordance with Google's release policy, the current version of Edge will be updated every six weeks.
In addition to high speed, the list of browser features includes useful features such as protection from downloads of suspicious content, support for extensions, a mode for reading site content aloud, and the ability to group saved pages in a collection for the convenience of later viewing thematic materials.