How to Download Microsoft’s Chromium Edge browser for Windows 10, 8.1, and 7

The blog post will guide you on how to download Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge browser (Edge Insider build), right now.

How to Download Microsoft's Chromium Edge browser (Right now)

From last few months, rumors were coming from different sources that Edge browser, the Windows 10 default web browser will be moved to Google’s open-source Chromium software in the desktop version. Microsoft’s VP Joe Belfiore already confirmed the rumor in this blog post.

For your knowledge, Chromium is an open-source web browser project started by Google, that does not carry several proprietary components. Its rendering engine, blink accompanied by various technologies, generally used by the popular modern browser like Opera and Vivaldi as a base.

Currently, Microsoft will keep using Chakra and EdgeHTML, the software giants own engines for content rendering and JS since both are highly used by UWP and Store apps. But in the upcoming days, the company will switch to Google’s Chromium engine.

Microsoft finally released the first preview build of Edge browser based on Chromium open source project. Microsoft also following the same naming scheme for Chrome development which includes:

  • Edge Canary – The preview build will be released daily. The Canary builds are what the company working on yesterday.
  • Edge Dev – The preview build will be released weekly. The dev builds are the best representation of our improvements in the past week.
  • Edge Beta – The preview build will be released every six week.
  • The Beta channel will be the most stable Microsoft Edge preview experience.

To get started, the company released Canary and Dev channel builds, while the Beta channel will be available soon. These channels support all versions of Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 accompanied by MacOS.

Update – 20/05/2019 – The company has introduced the first Microsoft Edge preview builds for macOS

Update – 20/06/2019 – The company has introduced Microsoft Edge preview builds for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.

Download Microsoft’s Chromium Edge browser

If you can’t wait to try the Microsoft’s new Edge browser based on Chromium, then here goes the steps:

Head over to Microsoft Edge Insider page and then click on the Download button listed under Dev Channel and Canary Channel.

microsoft edge insider channels

This will open the Microsoft Software License Terms dialog box, here click on the Accept and Download button.

microsoft edge online installer

Instantly Chromium Edge online installer will start downloading. At last, run the Setup file and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

You can start using the latest version of Microsoft Chromium Edge browser. This is how the startup page of the new browser looks like:

microsoft chromium edge browser

You can check out all the blog post which we have covered on Edge Preview build on this section of our blog.

What are your thoughts about Microsoft’s Chromium Edge browser? Are you going to try a new Edge browser? What are your thoughts, feel free to share it in the comments.

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