Microsoft Reveals New Logo for Microsoft Edge

Microsoft has a new logo for its Edge browser, and the new logo is…something. What you see above is the brand new logo for Microsoft Edge, which will likely go live once Microsoft ships the new Chromium-based Edge browser to the public.

The new Edge logo was revealed as part of a treasure/easter egg hunt from Microsoft, which involved the Edge team posting a number of puzzles and clues on the /r/MicrosoftEdge subreddit. There were a number of complex clues and puzzles to solve, and the curious fans got to work, finally reaching their goal by getting to the new Edge logo which was revealed after finishing a fun little game on edge://surf.

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As far as browser logos go, this is an interesting one. The new logo reminds me a lot of Mozilla Firefox, and its a major departure from the classic Edge logo we have seen for years. The new logo will definitely take a bit of getting used to, and although it may look a little funny at first, it will probably grow on all of us sooner or later. Plus, it probably makes a lot easier to distinguish between the older, classic Edge and this new Edge browser Microsoft has been cooking up for months.

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  • jrswarr

    Premium Member
    02 November, 2019 - 4:37 pm

    <p>Interesting in that is both a C and an E…. </p>

    • christian.hvid

      02 November, 2019 - 6:25 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#485786">In reply to jrswarr:</a></em></blockquote><p>Just needs a G to become a C major chord. :)</p>

      • PhilipVasta

        02 November, 2019 - 8:43 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#485823">In reply to christian.hvid:</a></em></blockquote><p>Don't forget the B and D for the upper voicings! *Pushes up glasses*</p>

    • sandy

      Premium Member
      03 November, 2019 - 8:21 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#485786">In reply to jrswarr:</a></em></blockquote><p>Well of course, it should being the new logo for Chredge!</p>

  • jimchamplin

    Premium Member
    02 November, 2019 - 5:03 pm

    <p>It retains the three curves of the Chrome icon, but twisted into the vaguest shape of the IE "e" icon.</p><p><br></p><p>Let me be the first to say… I love it.</p><p><br></p><p>Now can we have a Windows emblem to match?</p>

  • codymesh

    02 November, 2019 - 5:24 pm

    <p>Oh my god thank god at least they finally decided to ditch the 'e' icon. </p><p><br></p><p>The surf concept is pretty cool too. </p>

  • boots

    02 November, 2019 - 5:48 pm

    <p>If this was orange, it is exactly what I would expect the next Firefox icon to look like.</p>

  • stevek

    Premium Member
    02 November, 2019 - 5:50 pm

    <p>Now they just need to change the name as well. Surf actually sounds like a great name for a browser.</p>

    • christian.hvid

      02 November, 2019 - 6:23 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#485820">In reply to stevek:</a></em></blockquote><p>I don't know, Surf sounds more like a laundry detergent. The icon is great nonetheless.</p>

      • stevek

        Premium Member
        02 November, 2019 - 6:38 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#485822">In reply to christian.hvid:</a></em></blockquote><p>I was thinking Web Surfing…made sense…</p><p><br></p><p>Laundry Detergent….that's all Microsoft needs is teenagers placing Microsoft Surf Pods in their mouths….</p>

        • christian.hvid

          02 November, 2019 - 6:46 pm

          <blockquote><em><a href="#485825">In reply to stevek:</a></em></blockquote><p>Just out of curiosity – do Americans still use the phrase "surfing the web"? To my ears, it sounds very much like 1998 and I can't remember when I last heard someone using it. But maybe it's still alive and well in the U.S.?</p>

          • lvthunder

            Premium Member
            02 November, 2019 - 11:51 pm

            <blockquote><em><a href="#485826">In reply to christian.hvid:</a></em></blockquote><p>No or at least not the ones I talk to.</p>

          • madthinus

            Premium Member
            03 November, 2019 - 3:06 am

            <blockquote><em><a href="#485826">In reply to christian.hvid:</a></em></blockquote><p>Quilty as charged</p>

            • christian.hvid

              03 November, 2019 - 5:08 am

              <blockquote><em><a href="#485911">In reply to madthinus:</a></em></blockquote><p>Where I live, the word "surf" is mainly used by carriers as a synonym for data plan, as in "sign up now and get 10 GB of extra surf". It's even weirder than the original meaning.</p>

              • jimchamplin

                Premium Member
                03 November, 2019 - 11:21 am

                <blockquote><em><a href="#485922">In reply to christian.hvid:</a></em></blockquote><p>Sounds like old businessmen trying to be hip and cool.</p>

  • Ron Diaz

    02 November, 2019 - 5:56 pm

    <p>Looks like Pac-Man on LSD</p>

  • usefulengines

    02 November, 2019 - 7:29 pm

    <p>It looks like a C to me, rather than an E</p>

  • mcimino

    Premium Member
    02 November, 2019 - 8:17 pm

    <p>Wow, Microsoft did something that I like right off the bat. Cool logo. </p>

  • CaedenV

    02 November, 2019 - 9:19 pm

    <p>welp…. that sure is something.</p><p>My end users are going to be eternally confused by this move, and tech support will be much harder not being able to say 'click on the big blue E'</p><p><br></p>

    • Stooks

      02 November, 2019 - 11:15 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#485866">In reply to CaedenV:</a></em></blockquote><p>And they will get over it soon enough </p>

    • warren

      03 November, 2019 - 2:05 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#485866">In reply to CaedenV:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>"Press the start key, type Edge, press enter."</p><p><br></p><p>On to the next problem.</p>

  • jchampeau

    Premium Member
    02 November, 2019 - 9:27 pm

    <p>I'm sure Paul will appreciate how we now have 47 different icon style types instead of just the 46 we already had.</p>

  • Slvrgun

    02 November, 2019 - 9:34 pm

    <p>its gorgeous</p>

  • Todd Northrop

    02 November, 2019 - 9:37 pm

    <p>I like the shape but not the colors and gradients. I'm very confused why Microsoft would not go with a logo that fits in with Office 365. After all, they just finished a logo redesign, and it provides an opportunity to sync up with their logo refresh cycle not to mention syncing with the basic style.</p>

    • Daishi

      Premium Member
      03 November, 2019 - 2:23 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#485869">In reply to Speednet:</a></em></blockquote><p>Probably because Edge isn’t part of the Office Suite. </p><p><br></p><p>I’d agree that they probably could have done without the shadow effect or the colour gradient on the top layer, but it’s closer to the style of, say, the OneDrive logo than the existing one is so I’d certainly call it an improvement </p>

  • plettza

    02 November, 2019 - 10:03 pm

    <p>Wow. It looks like an absolute knock-off of a private hospital operator logo, Evolution Healthcare, here in Australia</p>

    • sandy

      Premium Member
      03 November, 2019 - 8:20 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#485870">In reply to plettza:</a></em></blockquote><p>It looks nothing like the logo on the Evolution Healthcare website. Perhaps similar to an older logo?</p>

  • datameister

    02 November, 2019 - 10:26 pm

    <p>Oooh. I like that. It's like a blend between the E logo and the Chrome logo. Nice idea.</p>

  • AlexKven

    02 November, 2019 - 10:37 pm

    <p>Better late than never. I facepalmed so hard when I saw the Edge reveal live in 2015, and saw that it was an "e" logo. Good riddance.</p>

  • BrianEricFord

    02 November, 2019 - 11:57 pm

    <p>Sonic the Edge Hog.</p><p><br></p><p>I’ll see myself out.</p>

  • Daekar

    03 November, 2019 - 12:13 am

    <p>Major improvement. It was a major mistake to give it practically the same icon as IE. </p>

    • Stooks

      03 November, 2019 - 9:21 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#485887">In reply to Daekar:</a></em></blockquote><p>Agreed I welcome the change</p>

  • madthinus

    Premium Member
    03 November, 2019 - 1:53 am

    <p>In a word: Fugly.</p>

  • PeterC

    03 November, 2019 - 3:37 am

    <p>I think it’s fab. Looks great. </p>

  • StevenLayton

    03 November, 2019 - 5:02 am

    <p>Why are there so many comments about an icon? Yes, I know I just also posted….. </p>

  • ghostrider

    03 November, 2019 - 5:33 am

    <p>Time for the world to get excited over a fricken….. icon. OMG. It's as bad as emoji's now being a 'feature' of operating systems. MS even had the audacity to create a mini egg-hunt game to find it, just to drum up interest. Now, if MS take take this new 'icon' and turn that into market share, that would be different, but right now, Edge is sitting around 2% (and falling slightly), and Chrome is 65% and rising. Time for Microsoft to get to work, and stop thinking about eye-candy!</p>

    • dontbeevil

      03 November, 2019 - 6:07 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#485923">In reply to ghostrider:</a></em></blockquote><p>when it was about an apple, or firefox or google icon redesign was fine right?</p>

      • Jeffsters

        04 November, 2019 - 8:52 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#485925">In reply to dontbeevil:</a></em></blockquote><p>Care to post the URL of Paul’s new Safari icon article? I used this site and the Google but came up empty.</p>

    • ErichK

      Premium Member
      04 November, 2019 - 1:00 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#485923">In reply to ghostrider:</a></em></blockquote><p>I would never go so far as to actually go on a treasure hunt to find out what it looked like, but I have to admit I was curious to actually see the icon in its final state.</p>

    • illuminated

      06 November, 2019 - 1:27 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#485923">In reply to ghostrider:</a></em></blockquote><p>It is strange but I somewhat agree. So many comments about some crappy icon. Sometimes tens or even hundreds of people work for months to produce something and nobody even cares to comment. Here we have something designed by some dude (I assume) in 3 minutes and now everybody has at least two opinions.</p>

  • dontbeevil

    03 November, 2019 - 6:07 am

    <p>still no news about winui community call and ignite? too much UWP for you</p>

  • madthinus

    Premium Member
    03 November, 2019 - 8:23 am

    <p>I am expecting a stable release announcement at Ignite.</p>

  • bart

    Premium Member
    03 November, 2019 - 9:12 am

    <p>Great move by MS to move away from the old logo. Familiarization aside, the old logo was tainted and stood for the old Microsoft.</p><p>That said, this is just a logo. Lets move on</p>

  • dcdevito

    03 November, 2019 - 10:19 am

    <p>Not sure why, but I love it </p>

  • Lordbaal

    03 November, 2019 - 11:09 am

    <p>This is ugly.</p>

  • ChristopherCollins

    Premium Member
    03 November, 2019 - 2:24 pm

    <p>I like the logo. I wish they would have changed the name, though. It is as tainted as the logo.</p>

    • evox81

      Premium Member
      03 November, 2019 - 8:44 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#486040">In reply to ChristopherCollins:</a></em></blockquote><p>Is the name really tainted though? I mean, for "typical" users who still call it Internet Explorer because they made the logos so similar to begin with.</p>

      • stevek

        Premium Member
        04 November, 2019 - 9:48 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#486164">In reply to evox81:</a></em></blockquote><p>Yes. I run across users even from technical backgrounds; sometimes on Macs…"oh they make edge for mac; i've heard that its terrible on Windows now; I'll never use that awful thing." Not realizing its a totally different edge.</p><p><br></p><p>For that matter changing the name for UserAgent string reasons would be reason enough IMO.</p>

  • Jim Lewis

    03 November, 2019 - 3:26 pm

    <p>Could be taken as a hybrid between "c" and "e" – and isn't that what Chromium-based Edge is? Wonder if it will cement the nickname undesired by Microsoft of "Chredge?!" But just on appearance, I like the icon. It's eye-catching and suggests action, which is what you want to do with a browser, go places, see things, find things.</p>

  • mike2thel73

    03 November, 2019 - 3:55 pm

    <p>I like the colors but my first reaction was an "almost ripoff" of Firefox.</p><p><br></p><p>I'm glad the internet explorer/first edge icon is dead but it looks to me they hardly spent a few minutes to try and indicate that they are headed in a better direction in regards to their browser specifically.</p><p><br></p><p>This is the newer leaner quicker Microsoft representing.</p><p><br></p><p>They could have done better.</p>

    • mike2thel73

      03 November, 2019 - 3:57 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#486051">In reply to Mike2thel73:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>On second look it reminds me of the eMachines logo from the early-to-mid 2000's</p>

  • ashtonterez

    04 November, 2019 - 9:18 am

    <p>When they introduced the Edge icon years ago, I thought to myself, that it was a mistake. No matter how great Edge is or can be, users that see the "E" icon, will associate it with Internet explorer. I'm glad they changed the icon, but it could possibly be too late. We shall see. Also, I thought Spartan was a better name. Oh well.</p>

  • spivonious

    04 November, 2019 - 1:16 pm

    <p>I like it. It's a C(hromium), an E(dge), and a wave to surf. MS made a mistake reusing the IE icon for Edge. People were trained to not use IE so they never even tried Edge (early buggy versions didn't help).</p>

  • glenn8878

    04 November, 2019 - 1:58 pm

    <p>I see a "c" rather than "e". It's not a good logo. It's vague. </p>

  • Mike Brady

    04 November, 2019 - 2:00 pm

    <p>That'll do.</p>

  • spacein_vader

    Premium Member
    04 November, 2019 - 2:25 pm

    <p>I wouldn't want to be around when it hatches.</p>

  • dinachin

    04 November, 2019 - 2:26 pm

    <p>Looks like every other logo these days. Looks like a wave. 'Microsoft Wave'. Hmmmmmn</p>

  • stimshady

    04 November, 2019 - 10:36 pm

    <p>I like it :)</p>

  • bbold

    05 November, 2019 - 11:38 pm

    <p>The new logo only seems to appear when you look in programs menu after clicking start. The icon has not changed as I have it in the taskbar. I even unpinned it and pinned it back and it shows up in the taskbar as original edge beta icon.</p><p><br></p><p>It's a logo, people. Get over it. What I love about Credge is the performance, which is far superior in my testing than the original Edge.</p><p><br></p><p>BB</p>


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