Build 2019: Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 aims to address ‘fundamental frustrations’ with browsers

Microsoft Build 2019: Here’s the first big update to Microsoft Edge browser on Windows after switching to Google’s Chromium platform.

| Updated on: May 06 2019, 21:12 IST
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 gets new features
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 gets new features (Microsoft)
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 gets new features
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 gets new features (Microsoft)

Microsoft has announced first big update to its Edge browser on Windows 10 after embracing Google's Chromium open source project. Announced at the ongoing Build 2019 developer conference, Edge on Windows 10 aims to address some of the "fundamental frustrations" with modern browsers.

One of the top new features is integration of Internet Explorer on Microsoft Edge. With this, Microsoft users will be able to run apps based on legacy browser right within the Edge browser.

Microsoft has introduced new privacy controls for users. The new controls have three levels -- Unrestricted, Balanced and Strict. Depending on which option you pick, Microsoft Edge automatically tweaks how third parties can track you on the web.

Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 now also features a new section called Collection which enables users to collect, organise, share and export content with Office.

For developers, Microsoft has promised it will soon add support for Chromium-compatible extensions on its Edge browser.

The latest update to Edge browser comes days after Microsoft switched to open source Chromium platform. The move also marks Microsoft's departure to its EdgeHTML platform for browsers. The updated Edge browser is now compatible with Chrome extensions. It also has a new layout featuring a News Feed powered by Bing search engine. It also includes several personalization features including ability to control permissions the browser has.

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First Published Date: 06 May, 21:08 IST
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