Microsoft announced last December that it would convert the Edge to the Chromium rendering engine. Leaked builds appeared on the web a few weeks ago, but now you can test an official build from Microsoft. How to set it up.
GoodBye EdgeHTML, Hello EdgeChromium
When Microsoft announced that it was working on EdgeHTML and switching the edge browser to Chromium, we had many questions. Some, such as changing Chrome Extensions with the switch, were answered fairly quickly. The big question, though, was, "When can we try it?" Microsoft opened an insider page to request updates. Today, however, before any emails we've seen, you can download an official build from Microsoft.
Keep in mind that the two options are currently a Dev build (which is updated weekly) and a Canary build (which is updated daily). The beta option, which is the most stable and updated every six weeks, is not available. You should probably consider this and not use this browser for important things. In our first tests, it seems at least stable enough for occasional browsing.
In addition, Microsoft indicates on its blog that this applies only to 64-bit Windows 1
Install and Start
Installing the new Edge browser is a straightforward affair. Go to the download page of Microsoft and select a channel. Choose Dev Channel for a more stable option, and Canary for a lasting impression and a first look at new features and possible new bugs.
After installation, you will be prompted to select a new tab page style. This is similar to the new traditional article edge options, and if you do not want to be bombarded with messages from MSN or fantastic images, choose the focused option.
Next, you can import data from other browsers. Click the options in the upper-right corner (which look like three horizontal dots), and then click Settings.
Then click "Important" browser data option under your profile.
Select the browser you want to import from (such as Chrome, Firefox, or Edge) and then import the data.
Installing extensions is a similar matter. Click more options (the three horizontal points) and then click Extensions.
The search does not work in this current build, so click the Get Extensions from Microsoft Store option.
Instead of the Microsoft Store app, a new tab opens. You must manually access the extensions, but categories on the left will help.
Now you can start. Your next step is clearly to sign up for Twitter and "feel faster" with an Edge Chromium hashtag. (It's almost the same browser as Google Chrome, so we doubt there will be a big difference in terms of performance or memory usage.)