Microsoft Edge will see end of support for its non-Chromium browser. The announcement for this move was made back in August 2020. Legacy Edge was built as a replacement for Internet Explorer.
The Redmond tech giant has handled the discontinuation in a phased manner and said the browser will not only stop receiving security updates but will also be replaced by the new Chromium browser in April 2021. The Chromium Edge browser is vastly more capable compared to the Legacy Edge browser it replaces.
Microsoft also announced in February 2021 that Legacy Edge will be replaced by the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge in the April 2021 update for Windows 10. Microsoft has also started testing the Chromium Edge browser for Xbox.
Microsoft has gradually removed the old Edge browsers from Windows desktops automatically and is being replaced with the new Edge browser through OTA updates. But if by some fluke, your desktop is missing the Chromium Edge, you can download it directly from Microsoft’s website.
Earlier this year, Microsoft also announced a Kids Mode for its Chromium-based Edge to ensure safer browsing. Alongside, Microsoft has also added a filter for notification that studies other users’ behaviour and stops sending you requests from websites other users have also declined. This feature is currently available only in the United States.
Source: Technology news