Download Chromium Edge builds on Windows 10

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Key notes

  • Microsoft Edge was switched to a Chromium-based browser.
  • Since the switch, it also comes with some great other features you can try out.
  • The guide below will be looking over several of this browser's features, as well as telling you how to get it for Windows 10.
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In 2018, Microsoft announced it would convert Edge into a Chromium web browser. This means Edge will incorporate Chrome’s open-source Chromium engine.

Microsoft has already released Chromium Edge preview versions for users to try out on Windows 10. Now the big M has just announced the release of the first Chromium Edge preview versions for Windows, 8.1, 8, and 7.

The Microsoft Edge Team announced the first Chromium Edge preview builds for Windows10,  8.1, 8, and 7 on Windows blogs. There the Edge Team states:

Today we are excited to make preview builds from the Microsoft Edge Canary channel available on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. This rounds out the initial set of platforms that we began to roll out back in April, so developers and users alike can try out the next version of Microsoft Edge on every major desktop platform.

Thus, users can now try out Chromium Edge preview versions from the Canary Channel on Win  8.1, 8, and 7.

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How do I download Chromium Edge builds?

Steps to download Chromium Edge

The Microsoft Edge Insider Channels page includes the download options for the Edge preview builds.

Click the small arrow on the Canary Channel’s Download button to open a drop-down menu that includes other platforms.

Then users can select to download an Edge preview build for Windows 8.1, 8, 7, or macOS platforms.

When users download a preview version, they will discover a new kind of Edge browser. Chromium Edge has a redesigned UI that mixes in some design elements from Google Chrome.

Its New Tab page includes Bing background images. The best thing about Chromium Edge, however, is that users can add Chrome extensions to the browser.

In May, Microsoft unveiled Collections for Chromium Edge. Collections enable Edge users to gather together text snippets and images from websites.

Thus, users can collect, organize, and share smaller amounts of page content with Collections.

Then users can open older websites with Internet Explorer’s rendering engine and utilize more outdated apps within IE Mode. The new version of Edge will also offer better streaming support and support for 4K content natively.

In addition, the new version of Edge will support Microsoft voices, SpeechSynthesis API and Microsoft Account and Azure Active Directory authentication. Another incredibly useful feature is the ability to mute tabs with a single click.

It’s worth noting that Microsoft Edge will have Windows Defender SmartScreen integration that should provide solid protection against malware.

The big M has also confirmed that Chromium Edge will include an Internet Explorer Mode for Enterprise users. That mode basically loads Internet Explorer 11 within Edge.

Nevertheless, users can now try out the Chromium Edge preview builds for Windows 8.1, 8, and 7.

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If want to learn more about using Edge, check out our Microsoft Guides Hub. To read about tools that you can get for Windows 10, visit our Windows 10 page.

Microsoft also plans to remove a wide range of Google’s services and replace them with its own services in Edge. Lastly, there’s support for extensions, and in addition to extensions from Chrome Web Store, users will be able to download exclusive extensions from Microsoft Store as well.

How did the installation of the Chromium Edge build work for you? Leave us a comment in the dedicated area below.

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