You might have heard that some changes are coming for Microsoft Edge, and today we’re excited to announce that the first preview builds of the next version of Microsoft Edge based on Chromium are now ready for download on Windows 10 PCs.
We’d like you to be among the first to try out what we’ve been working on. We’re proud of our progress so far, but we still have a lot of work to do. We want to hear your perspective on how to make the product even better.1
Keep in mind, these early builds can be run on any 64-bit version of Windows 10 without impacting your current browsing experience—and the current Microsoft Edge browser will continue to be included in Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds.2
We’re looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the new preview builds, and we hope that you’ll continue to give us feedback on the current version of Microsoft Edge. This will help us ensure a quality experience for our current users while we work towards what’s next.
Let’s build together!
Microsoft Edge preview builds are ready for you to try. Check out what we’ve been working on, and let us know what you think so we can keep improving.
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This is just the beginning. We hope you’ll join us as we work to make the future of Microsoft Edge great. Thanks for helping us build a better Microsoft Edge.
Making the web a better place for everyone
Back in December, we announced our intention to adopt the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility for our customers, and less fragmentation of the web for all web developers. Now we’re ready to show you what we’ve been working on, and invite you to come along on our journey.
Investing in open source
We’ve also started making contributions back to Chromium in areas like accessibility, touch, ARM64 and others. Our plan is to continue working in Chromium rather than creating a parallel project. We’re working directly with the teams at Google, and we’re looking forward to working even more with the open source community. To learn more about our contributions, see our Microsoft Edge “Explainers” on GitHub and check out the source code release.
The Microsoft Edge team wants to hear from you. In December we asked visitors to this site “if you could change one thing about the web, what would it be?”. We’ve read your answers and have some thoughts to share. Head over to the Microsoft Edge Insider Forum to see what the community is saying about this and other topics.