Microsoft has moved Edge to the Chromium rendering engine,
which is the same platform that Google Chrome uses. This is a
good move for Microsoft and Edge users, as it should mean that
web compatibility problems should no longer happen and the
browser would also work across platforms.
As expected, this new version of Edge is now being made
available on various platforms and not just Windows 10.
It’s been more than a decade since a Microsoft browser was last
available for Apple computing devices. Today, Microsoft
announced that users can download and install the preview
version of Microsoft Edge for macOS right now.
You can join Microsoft Edge Insider program and safely use the
early bits of Edge on macOS, but remember this is an early
version of the web browser and there will be bugs. The browser
should work fine in most of the cases as it uses Chromium which
is compatible with Apple’s platform.
“Microsoft Edge for macOS will offer the same new browsing
experience that we’re previewing on Windows, with user
experience optimizations to make it feel at home on a Mac. We
are tailoring the overall look and feel to match what macOS
users expect from apps on this platform,” the company wrote in
a blog post.
At the moment, only Canary builds are available for macOS and
new updates are released every night. If you’re interested, you
can download Edge for macOS from here.