Just like other aspects of your computer, updating your browser is essential for keeping it secure and bugs away. In today’s post, we cover how to update the Microsoft Edge browser. How you update depends on which version of Microsoft Edge installed on your computer.
Update The Original Browser
The original Edge browser is included with the Windows 10 updates for the rest of your computer. In order to see if there are any updates pending, open up the Settings app. Following this, select the menu for Updates & Security then Windows Update. Since Edge updates are bundled with Windows 10 system updates, they will be updated simultaneously.
New Edge Browser
Microsoft rolled out the new Edge browser earlier this year. Click here to download it. Microsoft will eventually convert all Windows 10 users to the new version, but as of this writing, that has not happened.
Updating The New Edge
The new Edge browser is based on the open-sourced, Chromium code. As a result, it updates just like Google Chrome. To manually check for an update, open up the browser. Next, click on the three horizontal dots in the right-hand corner. A dropdown will appear, choose the Help and feedback option. A new dropdown will open, find the About Microsoft Edge option and select it.
Edge will automatically check and install any available updates. Lastly, it will prompt you to restart the browser to finalize the updates. Alternatively, copy and paste the following link to take you to the settings page: Edge://settings/help
Is The Update Worth It?
Updates for the browser will release every six weeks, opposed to every six months on the old model. Since the newer browser is based on Google Chrome, it functions similarly. Additionally, any improvements Microsoft makes to Edge will filter back to the Chromium code, and these new features will be available on Google Chrome. Updating to the new version is going to result in a better user experience.
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