Microsoft Releases First Preview of the New Microsoft Edge for Mac

Posted on May 20, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Mac and macOS, Microsoft with 7 Comments

At Build, Microsoft teased the new Microsoft Edge running on a Mac. Not too long after, some builds of the new Microsoft Edge for Mac leaked, letting curious users try out the new browser on their Mac devices.

Today, Microsoft is officially releasing the new browser to Insiders, starting with the first Canary build of the browser. Microsoft Edge on Mac works much like the new Microsoft Edge on Windows, and the experience is very identical. And just like on Windows, Microsoft Edge on Mac is identical to Google Chrome as the new browser is based on Google’s Chromium.

Microsoft says the company is tweaking Microsoft Edge on Mac to be more consistent with the Mac user experience, however. “We are committed to building a world class browser with Microsoft Edge through differentiated user experience features and connected services. With this initial release, we have made several changes to the user interface to align with the Microsoft design language whilst making it feel natural on macOS,” the company said in a blog post.

Microsoft wants to continue making improvements to Edge on Mac to make it work much better for Mac users. The browser also ships with Mac-specific features like Touch Bar integration that gives users quick access to important things from the Touch Bar on their modern MacBook devices.

Those running macOS 10.12 are able to get the new Microsoft Edge from the Insider website here, do note that Microsoft is only releasing Canary builds for now, but the Dev channel is expected to open up in the near-future.

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