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Guide to install the new Microsoft Edge Chromium browser

Last Updated on July 1, 2021 by David Baddeley

The latest version of Microsoft’s browser is now available to anyone who wants to download it. We show you the steps you must follow to install and configure Microsoft Edge Chromium.

The new version of Microsoft Edge is based on the same engine that Chrome uses, called Chromium. In this way, the incompatibility problems suffered by Microsoft users with browsers are no longer generated.

How to install and configure Microsoft Edge Chromium

So far Microsoft has promoted the download of the new version of Edge among its users. If you have an original version or the beta version of Edge, you should know that the new one is not saved over the one you already have installed.

To download it, you just have to go to the Microsoft Edge website and select the operating system you have available. It is offered for computers that have Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and even 7, although there is no official support for it.

Of course, it is also offered for macOS, iOS, and Android.

Once you choose the download menu, click on ” Accept and download ” on the screen that appears next and finally click on ” Close “.

At that moment the download should start automatically, if not, from the downloads folder, access the installation file and run it.

When the download is complete, it will start automatically. In the case that you have Chrome installed, Edge will ask you if you want to import the information you have stored or start from scratch. Even if you want to start from scratch, you can always import the information later.

Once you have installed it, you will be able to choose the interface design that you like the most, as well as synchronize the information you have on different devices.

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Extensions supported by Microsoft Edge

Thanks to the use of Chromium you will no longer be limited to installing the extensions available in the Microsoft Store, but you can access the Google Chrome one, much more complete. To do this, you have to authorize Edge to access it.

To make the authorization effective, you only have to select the three points that appear in the upper-right part, click on Extensions and click on ” Allow extensions from other stores “. Once you locate the extension you want, you will only have to add it to Chrome and add the extension. From that moment on, the ones you add can be managed from the Edge extensions page.

A few simple steps to start enjoying the improved version of the browser with Microsoft Edge Chromium.

David is a software developer with hands-on experience in analysis, designing, development, and delivery of Android apps. His key skills include knowledge of Core Java, JSON & XML Parsing. He’s also a foodie. So, either you’ll find him at his desk busy in building interesting mobile apps or at a restaurant relishing some new cuisine.

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