After announcing Chromium-based Edge in December 2018, Microsoft recently released the first preview of the new Edge browser for Windows 10.
The new Edge looks completely different from the one that came pre-installed with Windows 10. The Chromium-based Edge sports a UI which is very identical to the popular Google Chrome browser. The browser has most of the features offered in Chrome, but some have been either replaced or removed.
The new Edge browser also allows you to import passwords and data from Chrome and other popular web browsers.
The new Edge browser can be installed and run alongside the current Edge browser.
If you want to try out the new Chromium-based Edge browser on Windows 10, you can do so by downloading and installing the new Edge on your PC.
Installing Edge on Windows 10
Here is how to download the new Edge browser in Windows 10.
NOTE: If you get any error during the Edge installation, please refer to the solutions in our error while installing Edge on Windows 10 guide.
Step 1: Visit this official Edge website and download either from the Dev Channel or Canary Channel. We recommend you download the Dev Channel as it’s expected to be more stable.
Beta build is not available yet. If available, download the Beta for better stability.
Step 2: Run the downloaded setup file to download all required files and then begin installing Edge on your PC.
Step 3: Once the installation is completed, the Edge browser will be automatically launched.
You may now import passwords, bookmarks and browsing history from Chrome, Firefox, or any other web browser to enjoy the browsing on Edge.
To uninstall the Edge from Windows 10
Step 1: Close the Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the Settings app. Navigate to Apps > Apps & features.
Step 3: Click on the Microsoft Edge Beta/Dev/Canary entry and then click the Uninstall button. Click the Yes button when you get the User Account Control prompt.
Step 4: Finally, click on the Uninstall button when you get the confirmation prompt. If you want to clear the browsing history, select “Also clear your browsing data?” option before clicking the Uninstall button.