Microsoft announced in December last year that it was going to make a significant change for its Edge browser. It’s rebuilding Microsoft Edge on Chromium which is the same open-source web rendering engine that Google uses for its popular Chrome browser. An early version of the browser has now leaked online.


Download links for Microsoft’s Chromium Edge browser are spreading on beta forums and file sharing websites. According to a report, the version that has leaked online is an early build of the version that Microsoft will release soon in public preview.

The early builds that have been developed include features like support for Chrome extensions, syncing of favorites, and some custom changes to the user interface. Some features that current Edge users would be expecting are missing, though. There’s no support for inking with a stylus or Microsoft’s set aside tabs feature for that matter. The dark mode can only be enabled with a testing flag as of now.

Microsoft also said last year that not only is it shifting the web engine for the browser to Chrome, it will also be releasing the final version of the new Edge on Mac. However, it’s unclear if the version for Mac will arrive at the same time as the one for Windows 10 does.

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