Chromium Edge for Windows

Back in late 2018, Microsoft announced that it will be replacing EdgeHTML in Microsoft Edge browser with Chromium to contribute to the open source community and deliver more features in a short period of time.

Today, Microsoft Chromium Edge is now officially available for download for Windows 10 and you don’t need an Insider machine to run the browser. At the moment, Microsoft is maintaining two channels for the browser: Dev channel which will be updated weekly and a Canary Channel which will receive updates regularly.

Chromium Edge installer

Microsoft Chromium Edge has a new look and it respects the modern interface of Windows 10. The Chromium-based Edge features a clean interface that looks comfortable and familiar.

Just like any other web browser, there’s a large address bar with home page shortcut, a Chrome-like profile icon past that and a menu to access other features.

Chromium Edge interface

Similar to old Microsoft Edge, there’s also a news feed on the start screen if you choose Informational or Inspirational homepage layout.

Edge menu

The start page also has frequently visited sites and the list can be edited. The inspirational layout also displays a screen image which is tied to Microsoft’s Bing service.

There’s a redesigned settings page and you can also install the Chrome extensions in Edge. It is worth noting that Microsoft Chromium Edge is still in preview and you may encounter unexpected bugs.

You can download Microsoft Chromium Edge from here.

  • JohnW

    It is unremarkable but works without issues so far. If I can get this running on 7 then Brave will be replaced.

    • Harsh Raj

      Got it runing on W7. Have been using for more than a week now. Works flawlessly.

      • JohnW

        Thanks I’ll give it a try.

  • Akhil Dabral

    Its crashing a lot and as soon as Intsalled Google Keep extension it stopped sync and forced me to signout and after then when I logged in again I have to make all the setting again which shoould have synced according to the profile.

  • Gabriel Hernandez

    I’m using it as my daily driver and replaced the Edge legacy icon in my task bar.
    It’s much faster than legacy Edge, perhaps the reason is that it doesn’t have integration with Microsoft Ink to convert a html document into a OneNote document.

  • saint4eva

    I have been using it since two days. It has been working flawlessly and I love everything about it. Keep up the good work, Microsoft.

  • Tom Bae

    Wait for beta for 3 months, final for 6 months . It’s now alpha. nothing to see.