Microsoft Edge now available for preview on Mac

Microsoft Edge now available for preview on Mac

Now, Microsoft has released the next version of its Microsoft Edge browser for macOS. This marks the first official release from the software giant. According to Microsoft, Edge for macOS offers the same overall browsing experience as its Windows 10, but it has better "look and feel" that suits Mac fans.


Microsoft Edge for macOS also comes with the same new browsing experience that previewing on Windows operating system. With user experience optimizations, it feels as at home on a Mac. It includes conventions for fonts, menus, keyboard shortcuts, title casing, and more. There are also different user experiences that will be exclusive to this version of macOS. Such as contextual actions accessible via the Touch Bar like website shortcuts, tab switching, and video controls, as well as the enabling of familiar navigation with trackpad gestures.


New privacy controls and a tool for easily collecting images and text from the web haven’t yet made their way from the Windows version to macOS but should be arriving sometime in the future.

In its announcement, Microsoft also mentioned how important user feedback is to improve the browser.

The company said,

We’re delighted to share our first Microsoft Edge Canary build for macOS with you!  Getting your feedback is an important step in helping us make a better browser - we consider it essential to create the best possible browsing experience on macOS. We hope you’ll try the preview today, and we look forward to your feedback and participation in the Microsoft Edge Insider community.


For now, Edge for macOS builds is available through preview channels called 'Microsoft Edge Insider Channels'. The first channel to launch is the Canary Channel, available today for macOS 10.12 and above. And the Dev Channel will be released very soon and it can be installed side-by-side with the Canary Channel.


You can get more information about this version release on the Windows blogs.



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