Edge on Linux

How to install Microsoft Edge on Linux

The Chromium version of Microsoft Edge is now fully available on Linux, 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 Stable, Beta, and Dev Channels, and you can download and install it using GUI or terminal.

The browser is virtually the same available on Windows 11 and Windows 10 with support for extensions, developer tools, and core rendering behaviors. You can also create a profile and sync your settings and bookmarks across devices. 

In this guide, you will learn the steps to install Microsoft Edge on Linux (Ubuntu 21.04).

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. Click the Download button for Linux.

    Download Edge for Linux

    Quick note: If you have a distribution like Red Hat that requires a different installer, use select the .rpm option.
  3. Click the Accept and download button to begin the download of the microsoft-edge-stable-x_amd64.deb package.

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

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

    Install Edge on LInux

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

Install Microsoft Edge with 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 (stable) on Linux and press Enter:

    sudo apt install microsoft-edge-stable

After you complete the steps, the stable version of the Microsoft browser will install on your Linux distribution.

Uninstall Microsoft Edge on Linux

On Linux, you can uninstall applications using the GUI or command experience.

GUI experience

To remove Microsoft Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Ubuntu Software app.

  2. Click the Installed tab.

  3. Under the “Add-ons” section, click the Remove button for microsoft-edge-stable.

  4. Click the Remove button.

    Uninstall Edge on Linux

Once you complete the steps, the app will no longer be available on your computer. 

Command experience

To uninstall Edge 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-stable

    Uninstall Edge stable on Linux

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

Install Microsoft Edge Insider on Linux

To install the Beta or Dev Channel version of Microsoft Edge on Linux, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge website.

  2. Under the “Dev Channel” or “Beta 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

  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

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

Install Microsoft Edge Insider using commands on Linux

To install the Edge Insider app with commands, 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 in the Dev Channel on Linux and press Enter:

    sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev

    Install Microsoft Edge with Ubuntu Linux command

  4. Type the following command to install Microsoft Edge in the Beta Channel on Linux and press Enter:

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.

Uninstall Microsoft Edge Insider on Linux

Similar to the stable version, you have two ways to remove the Microsoft browser on any flavor of Linux, including using the GUI or command experience.

GUI experience

To remove Microsoft Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Ubuntu Software app.

  2. Click the Installed tab.

  3. Under the “Add-ons” section, click the Remove button for microsoft-edge-dev.

  4. Click the Remove button.

  5. Under the “Add-ons” section, click the Remove button for microsoft-edge-beta.

  6. Click the Remove button.

Once you complete the steps, the app will no longer be available on your computer. 

Command experience

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

  1. Open Terminal.

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

    sudo apt remove microsoft-edge-dev

    Uninstall Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu Linux

     

  3. Type the following command to uninstall Microsoft Edge (Beta) on Linux and press Enter:

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