Microsoft ends support for legacy Edge browser after launch of new version on Mac

Microsoft has ended support for the original version of its Edge browser that was first released in 2015. It first announced in August that it would drop support for Legacy Edge this month.

Legacy Edge will no longer receive security updates or new features. It shipped with Windows 10 and other Microsoft products for years but has since been replaced with a new version built on Google’s Chromium source code. Microsoft Edge Chromium has been rolling out to Windows users since last year and replaces the old browser.

It’s certainly the right move to pull support for the old Microsoft Edge browser and one that should encourage users to update to the new and improved version. Microsoft Edge built on Chromium is vastly better with significant performance improvements and more customisability.

— Ben Ward, Senior Editor

Businesses and individuals that are still running Legacy Edge should install the latest updates to Windows that should include the Edge Chromium. Users can also download Edge from Microsoft’s website.

Microsoft Edge relaunched in January 2020 with new user interface and big performance upgrades. It’s since been updated with Collections, privacy improvements, themes, sleeping tabs, integration with Pinterest and many more new features. It’s also available on macOS for the first time, making it a direct competitor to Google Chrome.

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