How to Download Microsoft Edge (Chromium) on Computer?

Learn how to download the Microsoft Edge Chromium browser on your computer running on Windows, Mac, or Linux OS. The Edge has released a stable version.

Microsoft Edge browser is the new guy in the browser community developed by the Microsoft team. It builds over the Chromium project which also powers Google Chrome. It’s currently available in BETA (stable) and ready to download across big and small devices.

In this blog post, we will learn how to download Microsoft Edge (Chromium) on any computer running on Windows, Mac, or Linux OS. Also, just like Chrome has different channels, Microsoft Edge does have the same.
Microsoft Edge Insider Channels Download

Please do not get confused with the native edge browser that Microsoft has introduced with Windows 10 OS. Though the browser is still comes pre-installed in Windows 10 OS, its slowly going to replace with the Microsoft Edge (Chromium) version.

Related: How to Download Microsoft Edge (Chromium) on Phone or iPad?

Let’s get started with downloading and installing Microsoft Edge browser —

Download Microsoft Edge for Windows OS

Microsoft Edge is the latest browser that has developed for Windows OS. The Edge is still a beta stage of development, however, it’s most stable and ready to use.

Follow these steps to download the Microsoft Edge on Windows:

  1. Go to the Microsoft Edge Insider website from your Windows machine (link added below).
  2. You’ll be able to see the Download Beta Channel for Windows 10 button, hit on it.
    Download Microsoft Edge (Chromium) for Windows 10
  3. Accept and install an Edge on the dialog box.
  4. The MicrosoftEdgeSetup.exe installer will be downloaded on your machine in the Downloads folder.
    MicrosoftEdgeSetupBeta Download Windows

Edge Insider for Windows

Here are steps to install Microsoft Edge on Windows OS:

  1. Open the downloaded installer file and allow installation by hitting Yes command.
    Microsoft Edge Update Control Authorize
  2. The Edge installation will start with a progress bar.
    Edge Browser Installation on Windows 10
  3. Once the installation is completed on Windows OS, the Edge will open and start running.

That’s it. We have successfully download and installed the Microsoft Edge browser on Windows OS.

Microsoft Edge currently supports Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7.

Download Microsoft Edge for Mac OSX

The Microsoft has also built the Edge for macOS machines like Macbook and Macs. The Microsoft Edge is available for download for Mac on the same insider website.

Follow these steps to download Microsoft Edge for Mac OSX: 

  1. Go to the Microsoft Edge Insider website (link added below).
  2. Click on the Download Beta Channel for macOS.
    Download Microsoft Edge for Mac OSX
  3. Hit on Accept and download button on the license terms dialog box.
    Download Microsoft Edge Insider Beta for Mac OS
  4. The MicrosoftEdgeBeta-XXX.pkg file will be download in Finder > Downloads.
    Microsoft Edge for MacOS Package Downloading

Edge Insider for macOS

Below are the steps to install Microsoft Edge on Mac OS machines:

  1. Double-click on downloaded package file to run the installer.
  2. Hit on the Continue button on the installer dialog window.
    Install Microsoft Edge Beta Update 78.0.276.14
  3. The installation will begin and finishes automatically on your macOS.
    Install Microsoft Edge for macOS
  4. Close the window and access the Microsoft Edge browser from the Applications folder in Finder.

That’s it. We have now successfully download and install the Microsoft Edge (Chromium) on the macOS machine.

Download Microsoft Edge for Linux OS

Microsoft Edge is currently not supported for any Linux based operating systems. However, there is a feature request and also few recent development tweaks that anticipate Microsoft working on Edge for Linux.

If you visit the Microsoft Edge Insider site on your Linux machine, you can see this message:
How to Download Microsoft Edge (Chromium) on Computer? 1
Here is the list of all currently supported platforms and operating systems.
Microsoft Edge Chromium Supported Operating System

Alternative to Microsoft Edge for Computers/Laptops

The Microsoft Edge is currently in beta which raises a lot of stability and issues around using the browser. However, there are few strong browsers that you can consider as an alternative to the Edge browser:

Google Chrome and Safari are leading browsers, however, once the Edge is out pre-installed in Windows 10, the dependency on Google Chrome might reduce.

Let us know if you’re facing any challenges while installing the Microsoft Edge on your computer.

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

WindowsMacOSiOSAndroidLinux
Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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  1. Joyce Evans says:

    Maybe I am overlooking it, but what is the most current download for Microsoft Edge for an android cell phone? Also, please make changes to deleting browsing history. It would be great if one could search browsing and delete everything in that search. If I don’t want to clear all of my browsing history, having to delete one item at a time is annoying and very time consuming. Lastly, would Microsoft create software for downloading YouTube videos, because I pay YouTube so I can download, but they delete or alter any video that doesn’t agree with their liberal political agenda! Respectfully, Joyce

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