How to Update Microsoft Edge Browser on Computer PC?

Learn how to update Microsoft Edge installed on your computer running on Windows, macOS, or Linux. It's recommended to update the browser until stable release.

The new Microsoft Edge has a similar setup like Google Chrome. These both browser are running on the Chromium browser project and has the same backend structure. The Microsoft Edge browser is currently in BETA and yet to release a stable version.

Most of the updates for Microsoft Edge include stability, compatibility along with security patches and new releases. I believe Microsoft will ship the Windows with a chromium-based Edge browser in the future once its RTM version is released.

The Edge browser download is available on the computer system running on Windows OS and macOS. They also have planned to support Linux based operating systems in the near future.

Steps to Update Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge always checks for updates in the background when the browser is running. The minor updates are automatically installed without being noticed. However, a major upgrade needs the browser to restart. Here are the steps to update Microsoft Edge:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge on your computer system
  2. Hit on horizontal 3dots icon for options and select Settings from the list
    Microsoft Edge Settings options
  3. Switch to edge logo About Microsoft Edge tab
    Update Microsoft Edge up to date Version number
  4. The Edge will automatically start checking for updates and install if any

The Microsoft Edge is updated and you’ll see the message “Microsoft Edge is up to date” on completing the update.

Microsoft Edge Update Frequency

Just like Google Chrome update and Firefox update, Microsoft Edge also has different channels. Each channel has a different update frequency and usage variations.
Microsoft Edge Insider Channels

  1. Beta Channel — Major update every 6 weeks (mostly stable, general usages)
  2. Dev Channel — Updated weekly (unstable, developer and bug fixes)
  3. Canary Channel — Updated daily (highly unstable, install and use at your own risk)

You can learn more about these different channels from the Edge Insider site. Let us know if you’re facing any issues with the Microsoft Edge update.

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

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

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