Latest Microsoft Edge update fixes YouTube video crashes

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  • Lately, Microsoft Edge would crash and stop while users were playing YouTube videos or reading comments.
  • Microsoft Edge would use gigabytes of memory, leading the browser to crash.
  • The Microsoft Edge 90.0.818.62 update seems to fix this issue for good.
  • The update will require you to restart your device after the installation process.
Edge Legacy reached end of life

Many users complained earlier this month that Edge crashes while watching YouTube videos online, which is pretty frustrating to say at least.

Finally, Microsoft seems to have fixed the bug that was causing this error where it seems that Microsoft Edge would begin to use gigabytes of memory, which eventually led to the crash.

Microsoft released Microsoft Edge fix 90.0.818.62 

When the issue was first reported by users, Microsoft confirmed the problem being there and asked users to try Microsoft Edge Canary as they were testing a fix.

A Microsoft engineer confirmed the problem:

It is indeed video-related, I can confirm that much. I can also say that if you are still experiencing this, we’re still working on getting it sorted out. The Canary fix I mentioned helped a lot of people, but not everyone, and there’s an upstream fix coming in soon. I’m not entirely sure when that will be, but I will follow up with you once I know. 🙂

Although this fixed has worked for many, as the Microsoft engineer mentioned, it was not necessarily a solution for everyone so a stable fixed still needed to be found.

Luckily the Microsoft Edge 90.0.818.62 release has solved this issue for good and it seems that users can now watch YouTube videos without a problem.

As always, in order to install the update, make sure to go to the Help and Feedback option and in the About Microsoft Edge option you will automatically install the update.

Let us know in the comments section below if the issue has been solved for you as well, we would love to hear your thoughts on the subject.

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