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Today is the last day of support for the old Microsoft Edge


Today is the final day of support for Microsoft Edge Legacy. The HTML-powered browser won’t receive any security updates moving forward. In the April Patch Tuesday update, Microsoft will remove Edge Legacy entirely from Windows 10 for all systems running Windows 10 version 1803 or higher.

Microsoft’s new Edge browser, which is based on Chromium, launched in January of last year. It has since received several updates and new features. That new version of Edge started shipping with Windows 10 version 20H2, which started rolling out in October 2020.

The new Edge browser has received positive reviews. As it’s based on Chromium, it’s compatible with most websites. It also supports themes and extensions built for Google Chrome. Microsoft has also added several features, like vertical tabs and Collections.

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Microsoft has also rolled out Edge to iOS, macOS, Android, and Linux. The company is even testing the new Edge on Xbox consoles.

While the old Microsoft Edge browser is going away, Windows 10 will continue to support WebView, which is used by many of the best Windows 10 apps. Apps can continue to rely on WebView, but developers also have the option to move over to the Chromium-based WebView2.

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This post was written by Sean Endicott and was first posted to WindowsCentral



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