Edge on Linux

How to install Microsoft Edge on Linux

The Chromium version of Microsoft Edge is now available on Linux as preview, and these are the steps to install (and remove) it.

Microsoft Edge for Ubuntu Linux install

The Chromium version of Microsoft Edge is now available for Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and openSUSE) through the Dev Channel, and you can download and install it using GUI or terminal commands.

Although this is not the final version, this first build includes many of the features already available on Windows 10, including support for extensions, browser DevTools, and core rendering behaviors. However, Microsoft reveals that some features are still not present. For example, this initial build only supports local accounts, and you can’t sign in to the browser with a Microsoft account. Also, the ability to syncing settings and favorites are not yet included. 

According to the company, since the browser is available through the Dev Channel, there will be weekly build releases that will in sync with the Dev Channel for other platforms.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to install Microsoft Teams on Linux.

How to install Microsoft Edge on Linux

To install the Microsoft Edge app on Ubuntu or another flavor of Linux, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge website.

  2. Under the “Dev Channel” section, click the Download button.

    Quick note: If you have a distribution like Red Hat that requires a different installer, then use the down-arrow button and select the .rpm option.

    Microsoft Edge for Ubuntu download
    Microsoft Edge for Ubuntu download
  3. Click the Accept and download button to begin the download.

  4. Double-click the *.deb file to launch the installer.

  5. Click the Install button to install Edge on Linux.

    Install Edge on Ubuntu Linux
    Install Edge on Ubuntu Linux

Once you complete the steps, Microsoft Teams will install, and it’ll be available from app menu.

How to install Microsoft Edge using commands on Linux

To install the Edge app using command lines, use these steps:

  1. Open Terminal.

  2. Type the following command and press Enter:

    sudo apt update
  3. Type the following command to install Microsoft Edge on Linux and press Enter:

    sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev

    Install Microsoft Edge with Ubuntu Linux command
    Install Microsoft Edge with Ubuntu Linux command

After you complete the steps, the preview version of Edge will install on your Linux distribution. After the process, you can open the app from the app launcher.

How to uninstall Microsoft Edge using commands on Linux

To uninstall the Edge browser using Ubuntu commands, use these steps:

  1. Open Terminal.

  2. Type the following command to uninstall Microsoft Edge on Linux and press Enter:

    sudo apt remove microsoft-edge-dev

    Uninstall Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu Linux
    Uninstall Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu Linux

Once you complete the steps, Microsoft Edge will be removed from your Linux distribution.