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:
- Launch the Microsoft Edge on your computer system
- Hit on for options and select Settings from the list
- Switch to About Microsoft Edge tab
- 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
- Beta Channel — Major update every 6 weeks (mostly stable, general usages)
- Dev Channel — Updated weekly (unstable, developer and bug fixes)
- 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.
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