Chromium-based Edge browser will integrate new features
Microsoft has finally decided to abandon its old and outdated Edge browser foreveron all Windows computers. Through an official statement the company confirmed that it will discontinue compatibility with Microsoft Edge Legacy, which means the termination of the version of updates for said web browser.
The Redmond company will launch a Windows 10 update on April 13, in which Edge Legacy will be removed from the operating system and will be replaced by the new Chromium engine . The removal and replacement process will be done automatically.
It should be noted that Microsoft plans to remove the old Edge not only from the newer versions of Windows 10, but also from older versions. This means that the Legacy-based Edge will stop working from Windows 10 version 1803 that was released in April 2018 to Windows 10 20H2 that was released in October 2020.
On the other hand, the Chromium-based Edge browser will integrate new features such as voice search, among other functions that will increase the experience and productivity of users. Recent reports reveal that Microsoft will bring the voice search feature to Microsoft Edge.
When the user clicks the right mouse button, the option appears on both the main page and Bing, as well as in the address bar. Likewise, the browser will also integrate a feature that will block automatic video playback.
But the above is not all. Microsoft wants its Edge browser to be the most complete on the market and that it can really compete with Google's Chrome. For this, it is working on new functions and one that will arrive in future updates will be the new download manager, which will now be displayed at the top of the browser and no longer at the bottom.
With the new download manager in Edge, users will be able to start, pause, resume, and stop downloads right from the toolbar. We will see all these features soon in Microsoft's web browser.
News Source: Microsoft