UPDATED 1/16/20: Microsoft is finally rolling out the first stable version of the new of Microsoft Edge based on the Chromium engine.
After many months of testing and releasing previews, the final version of the new cross-platform browser is available for download using an standalone installer and Windows Update. Also, for those who want to always be the first to get their hands on latest features and improvements, Microsoft Edge is available in the Canary channel of the Insider program.
- How to download stable version of Microsoft Edge Chromium using installer
- How to download final version of Microsoft Edge Chromium using Windows Update
- How to download Canary version of Microsoft Edge Chromium using Insider channel
How to download stable version of Microsoft Edge Chromium using installer
To download the final stable version of Microsoft Edge Chromium, use these steps:
Click the blue Download for Windows 10 button.Quick tip: Click the down arrow button to select the version for Windows 8.x and Windows 7. If you’re looking to download the macOS version, click the macOS tab, and then click the Download button.
Save the MicrosoftEdgeSetup.exe file on your device.
Double-click the file to begin the installation.
Continue with the on-screen directions to complete the setup.
Once you complete the steps, the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge will install on Windows 10, and it’ll replace the legacy version of the browser.
How to download final version of Microsoft Edge Chromium using Windows Update
Microsoft will also be pushing the new browser through Windows Update as an automatic update, but it’ll happen on future updates (not on January 15).
To download and install Microsoft Edge Chromium with Windows Update, use these steps:
Click on Update & Security.
Click on Windows Update.
Click the Check for updates button.
After you complete the steps, if the update is available, it’ll download and install the new version of Edge to replace the legacy version.
How to download Canary version of Microsoft Edge Chromium using Insider channel
Alternatively, instead of downloading the stable version, you can install the Canary version of Microsoft Edge. It’s a less stable experience, but it’s the only release that includes the most up-to-date improvements and upcoming features.
To download and install the latest pre-release version of Chromium Edge with the most features and fixes, use these steps:
Click the More platforms and channels link.
Under the “Canary Channel” section, click the Download button.
Click the Accept and download button.
Save the installer on your computer.
Double-click the MicrosoftEdgeSetup.exe file to start the installation.
You can also follow the video tutorial to download and install the new browser:
Once you complete the steps, the new version of Microsoft Edge based on the Google’s Chromium engine will install automatically on your device.
Update January 16, 2020: Originally published in April 2019, update in January 2020 to reflect the new changes.