All You Need To Know About The New Microsoft Edge
Microsoft has officially launched its new Chromium-based Edge browser across both Windows and macOS. It will also be available on iOS and Android. Microsoft said in November that the new Chromium-based Edge would begin replacing the “traditional” Edge. For now, you can manually download and install it.
Microsoft plans to automatically update Windows 10 users with this new version of Edge which will fully replace the existing built-in browser. If you’re a business user, you can choose to remain on the “old” Edge. Consumers, however, won’t have a choice
So What’s new in the New Microsoft Edge:
The new Microsoft Edge is now compatible with many new extensions, so it’s easy to personalize your browsing experience.
Take control of your data
Microsoft Edge will give you more control over your data, and more transparency into what information is being collected, while you browse with new features like Tracking Prevention and InPrivate mode.
Control how you are tracked on the web
Trackers are used on websites to collect data about your browsing behavior, about how you interact with a site and other interesting info about your browsing. Microsoft Edge is designed to detect and block trackers. You can choose from three levels of tracking prevention: Basic, Balanced, and Strict. Balanced is selected as the default. All three options block potentially harmful trackers—trackers we detect as crypto mining or fingerprinting.
Designed to help you stay safe from malicious sites and downloads
Microsoft Edge comes with Microsoft Defender SmartScreen built-in. SmartScreen will protect you against phishing or malware websites, and from downloading potentially malicious files. Microsoft Defender SmartScreen is turned on by default in Microsoft Edge.
Experience 4K streaming
New Microsoft Edge will get support for high definition media on Windows 10 with unique support for streaming Netflix in 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Audio, and Dolby Vision.
Choose your style
Now you can choose what you want to see when you open a new tab – News, images, search. You can also select layouts: Focused, Inspirational, or Informational.
Browse smarter with Collections (Coming Soon)
New Edge Browser will soon have a new feature Collections(Integrated with Office 365) which will make it easier to collect, organize, share, and export web content to Word or Excel.
The new Microsoft Edge is now available on all supported versions of Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.
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