Archived release notes for Microsoft Edge Beta Channel

These release notes provide information about new features and non-security updates that are included in the Microsoft Edge Beta Channel. To understand Microsoft Edge channels, see the Overview of the Microsoft Edge channels. All the security updates are listed here.

Version 104.0.1293.14: July 7

Policy updates

New policies

Obsoleted policy

Version 103.0.1264.45: July 1

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 103.0.1264.37: June 22

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 103.0.1264.32: June 20

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 103.0.1264.21: June 10

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 103.0.1264.17: June 6

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 103.0.1264.13: June 2

Feature updates

  • Ability to control automatic profile switching. The GuidedSwitchEnabled policy lets Microsoft Edge prompt the user to switch to the appropriate profile when Microsoft Edge detects that a link is a personal or work link.

  • Client Certificate Switcher. This feature will offer a way for users to clear the remembered certificate and resurface the certificate picker when visiting a site requiring http certificate authentication. Switching can be done without manually quitting Microsoft Edge.

  • More reliable web defense. Browse the web with more reliable protection thanks to the rewritten Microsoft Defender SmartScreen library for Microsoft Edge on Windows. The NewSmartScreenLibraryEnabled policy will allow enterprise customers to continue using the legacy version of the library until it’s deprecated in Microsoft Edge version 105.

Policy updates

New policies

Version 102.0.1245.25: May 26

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 102.0.1245.22: May 24

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 102.0.1245.18: May 20

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 102.0.1245.14: May 16

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 102.0.1245.12: May 13

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 102.0.1245.7: May 10

Policy updates

New policies

Version 101.0.1210.39: May 5

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 101.0.1210.31: April 27

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 101.0.1210.26: April 22

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 101.0.1210.19: April 18

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 101.0.1210.14: April 12

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Feature updates

  • Improvements to the Enterprise Site List Manager. Now you can configure shared cookies between Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer on your enterprise site list. You can access the Enterprise Site List Manager at edge://compat/SiteListManager.

Version 101.0.1210.10: April 8

Feature updates

  • Ability to set default profile. The EdgeDefaultProfileEnabled policy will let you set a default profile to be used when opening the browser rather than the last profile used. This policy won't be applicable if the --profile-directory parameter has been specified.

  • Launch Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) from Favorites Bar. Improvements to the PWA launch experience will begin to show up starting with an Apps icon that can be added to the toolbar.

  • Manage the "Allow extensions from other stores" setting. Use the ControlDefaultStateOfAllowExtensionFromOtherStoresSettingEnabled policy to control the default state of the "Allow extensions from other stores" setting.

Policy updates

New policies

Deprecated policy

  • ForceCertificatePromptsOnMultipleMatches - Configure whether Microsoft Edge should automatically select a certificate when there are multiple certificate matches for a site configured with "AutoSelectCertificateForUrls"

Obsoleted policy

Version 100.0.1185.27: March 31

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 100.0.1185.23: March 28

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 100.0.1185.17: March 23

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 100.0.1185.12: March 18

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Feature updates

  • Streamlining Microsoft 365 Application Protocol Activations. Microsoft 365 Application Protocol Activations on trusted Microsoft cloud storage services will now launch certain Microsoft 365 applications directly, including SharePoint subdomains and Microsoft OneDrive URLs. You can use the policies AutoLaunchProtocolsComponentEnabled and AutoLaunchProtocolsFromOrigins to enable the application protocol activation prompts if desired, and to define other applications and services where warnings are enabled or disabled.

Version 100.0.1185.10: March 17

Feature updates

  • Improvements to the Cloud Site List Management experience for IE Mode. You can configure session cookie sharing between Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer for IE Mode on your site list in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center. Note: This is a controlled feature rollout. If you don't see this feature, check back as we continue our rollout

  • Preview PDF files in Microsoft Outlook and File Explorer. Users can view a PDF file in a lightweight and rich read-only preview. Available for Outlook Desktop PDF attachments or for local PDF files using File Explorer.

  • Installed web app synchronization across all desktop devices. Websites or Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) that have been installed as applications will synchronize across all desktop devices that you've signed into and enabled sync on. They'll show as "Available apps" for you to install. An app removed from one device will sync the removal on all devices.

Policy updates

New policies

Deprecated policy

Obsoleted policy

Version 99.0.1150.39: March 10

Feature updates

Version 99.0.1150.30: March 2

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 99.0.1150.25: February 25

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 99.0.1150.21: February 22

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 99.0.1150.16: February 14

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 99.0.1150.11: February 9

Feature updates

  • Upcoming three-digit version number in user agent string. Starting with version 100, Microsoft Edge will send a three-digit version number in the User-Agent header, for example "Edg/100". Starting with Microsoft Edge 97, site owners can test this upcoming agent string by enabling the #force-major-version-to-100 experiment flag in edge://flags to ensure their User-Agent parsing logic is robust and works as expected.

  • Personalize multi-profile experiences with profile preferences for sites. Users can personalize their multi-profile experience with the ability to create a customized list of sites for automatic profile switching in Microsoft Edge.

  • Bidirectional Cookie Sharing for IE mode. This feature expands on the cookie sharing capability already available and lets users sync specific session cookies from Internet Explorer/IE mode to Microsoft Edge. For more information, see Cookie sharing between Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.

  • Navigate PDF documents using page thumbnails. You will now be able to navigate through your PDF document using thumbnails that represent the pages. These thumbnails will appear in the pane on the left side of the PDF reader.

  • Configure the list of domains for which the password manager User Interface (UI) for Save and Fill will be disabled. Use the PasswordManagerBlocklist policy to configure the list of domains (HTTP/HTTPS schemas and hostnames only) where Microsoft Edge should disable the password manager. This means that Save and Fill workflows will be disabled, which ensures that passwords for those websites can’t be saved or auto filled into web forms.

  • Update extensions to the Microsoft Edge Add-ons store using API's (in public preview). You can integrate these API's directly into your build pipeline, and publish package updates to the Microsoft Edge Add-on website. To learn more, see Using the Microsoft Edge Add-ons API (in private preview)

Policy updates

New policies

Version 98.0.1108.48: February 8

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 98.0.1108.43: February 3

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 98.0.1108.42: February 2

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 98.0.1108.39: January 31

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 98.0.1108.33: January 24

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 98.0.1108.27: January 19

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 98.0.1108.23: January 14

Feature updates

  • Enhance your security on the web. A browsing mode in Microsoft Edge where the security of your browser takes priority, giving you an extra layer of protection when browsing the web. Administrators can apply the following Group Policies to end-user desktops (Windows, macOS, and Linux) to help protect against zero days. These policies also make that important sites and line of business applications continue to work as expected. This feature is a huge step forward because it lets us mitigate unforeseen active zero days (based on historical trends). When turned on, this feature brings Hardware-enforced Stack Protection, Arbitrary Code Guard (ACG), and Content Flow Guard (CFG) as supporting security mitigations to increase users' security on the web. Group Policies:

  • Custom primary password. The browser already has the capability where users can add an authentication step before saved passwords are auto-filled in web forms. This adds another layer of privacy and helps prevent unauthorized users from using saved passwords to log on websites. Custom primary password is an evolution of that same feature, where users will now be able to use a custom string of their choice as their primary password. After it's enabled, users will enter this password to authenticate themselves and have their saved passwords auto filled into web forms.

  • Overlay scrollbars added to Microsoft Edge. We've updated our scrollbars with an overlay-based design. Users can turn this feature on in edge://flags.

Policy updates

New Policies

Version 97.0.1072.54: January 5

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 97.0.1072.52: January 3

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 97.0.1072.41: December 20

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 97.0.1072.34: December 13

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 97.0.1072.28: December 8

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 97.0.1072.21: December 1

Feature updates

  • Use current profile to sign into websites when multiple work or school accounts are signed in on a device. When multiple work or school accounts are signed in on a device, users will be asked to choose an account from the account picker to continue their visits to websites. In this release, users will be prompted to allow Microsoft Edge to sign in to the websites automatically with the work and school account that's signed into current profile. Users can turn this feature on and off in Settings/Profile preferences.

  • Add support for Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP) on macOS. Microsoft Endpoint DLP policy enforcement is available natively on macOS.

  • Open digitally signed PDF files. Digital signatures are used extensively to validate the authenticity of, and changes to, a document. Users can validate the signatures for PDF files directly from the browser, without the need for any add-ins.

  • Citations in Microsoft Edge. Citing sources for research is a common requirement for students. They have to manage many research references and sources, which aren't easy tasks. They also have to translate these citations to proper citation formats like APA, MLA, and Chicago. This new "Citations" feature in Microsoft Edge (now in Preview) gives students a better way to manage and generate citations as they research online. With Citations turned on in Collections or from Settings and more (Alt-F), Microsoft Edge automatically generates citations that students can use later so they can stay focused on their research. When they're done, they can easily compile these citations into a final deliverable. For more information, see Previewing Citations in Microsoft Edge.

Policy updates

New Policies

Obsoleted Policies

  • AppCacheForceEnabled - Allows the AppCache feature to be re-enabled, even if it's turned off by default.

Version 96.0.1054.34: November 23

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 96.0.1054.26: November 17

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 96.0.1054.24: November 16

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 96.0.1054.13: November 5

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 96.0.1054.8: November 1

Feature updates

  • Launch Progressive Web App (PWA) directly via protocol links. Let installed PWAs handle links that use a specific protocol for a more integrated experience.

  • Learn how to solve math problems with Math Solver. We’re excited to announce that you can use Math Solver in Microsoft Edge to get help with a wide range of mathematical concepts. These concepts range from elementary arithmetic and quadratic equations to trigonometry and calculus. Math Solver lets you take a picture of a handwritten or printed math problem and then provides an instant solution with step-by-step instructions to help you learn how to reach the solution without help. Math Solver also comes with a mathematical keyboard that you can use to easily type math problems. This keyboard eliminates the need to search around a traditional keyboard to find the math characters you need. After solving your problem, Math Solver provides options to continue learning with quizzes, worksheets, and video tutorials.

  • Freeform highlighting on PDFs. The PDF viewing and markup experience is improved with the addition of freeform highlighters. You can highlight sections in PDFs that you don't have access to, and scanned documents.

  • Hardware-enforced Stack Protection. Microsoft Edge will begin supporting an even safer browsing mode that uses hardware-dependent control flow for browser processes on supported hardware (Intel 11th Gen. or AMD Zen 3). Note: Because this is a Controlled Feature Rollout you may not notice this feature enabled on all devices. You can enable or disable Hardware-enforced Stack Protection by manipulating Image File Execution Options (IFEO) using group policy.

  • New warning dialog for typosquatting sites. The browser will now show a warning on some sites with URLs that look similar to other sites. This UI uses client-side heuristics to warn users about sites that might be spoofing popular web sites. For more information, see What is typosquatting?.

  • Improved handoff between IE mode and the modern browser. Starting with this version of Microsoft Edge, navigations between Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer mode will include form data and additional HTTP headers. Referrer headers, post data, forms data, and request methods will be forwarded correctly across the two experiences. You can specify which data types should be included using the InternetExplorerIntegrationComplexNavDataTypes policy. For more information, see this FAQ: My application requires transferring POST data between IE mode and Microsoft Edge.

  • Cloud Site List Management for IE mode in Public Preview. Cloud Site List Management lets you manage your site lists for IE mode in the cloud without needing an on-premises infrastructure to host your organization's site list. You can access the Cloud Site List Management feature using the Microsoft Edge Site Lists experience in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center. To learn more, see the Cloud Site List Management for IE mode (Public Preview) article.

  • Update Microsoft Edge WebWiew2 using WSUS. IT Admins using WSUS to update Microsoft Edge will also be able to update Microsoft Edge WebView2 using WSUS. This capability gives admins an easier servicing process for offline devices.

  • WSUS updates for Server. WSUS and Catalog updates for Microsoft Edge channels (Stable, Beta, Dev) will now apply to Windows Server SKUs that have Microsoft Edge installed, including Windows Server 2022. For more information on how to configure WSUS updates for Microsoft Edge, see Update Microsoft Edge.

Policy updates

New Policies

Version 95.0.1020.38: October 28

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 95.0.1020.20: October 11

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 95.0.1020.14: October 5

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 95.0.1020.9: September 28

Feature updates

  • View in File Explorer support for SharePoint Online libraries in Microsoft Edge. Now you can enable the View in File Explorer capability for SharePoint Online Modern Document Libraries. For this experience to be visible and work for your users, you will need to enable the Microsoft Edge "Configure the View in File Explorer feature for SharePoint pages in Microsoft Edge" policy and update your SharePoint Online tenant configuration. Learn more: View SharePoint files with File Explorer in Microsoft Edge - SharePoint in Microsoft 365 | Microsoft Docs.

  • Intranet zone file URL links will open in Windows File Explorer. You can allow file URL links to intranet zone files originating from intranet zone HTTPS websites to open Windows File Explorer for that file or directory. You can enable this experience using the IntranetFileLinksEnabled policy.

  • Improvements to the downloads experience. Support for the download user experience is being extended to progressive web applications PWAs and WebView. We will also begin to support drag and drop to the File Explorer and Desktop.

  • Pick up where you left off on PDF documents. You can resume reading from the location where you last closed your PDF document.

  • Efficiency mode extends battery life when your laptop enters battery saver mode. Efficiency mode will become active when your laptop enters battery saver mode to allow the browser to manage resource usage to extend the battery life of your machine. You will have four options for when efficiency mode becomes active, Unplugged and low battery, Unplugged, Always, and Never. Note: This is a Controlled Feature Rollout. Devices with a battery should have the feature turned on.

New Policies

Obsoleted Policies

Version 94.0.992.23: September 17

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 94.0.992.19: September 13

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 94.0.992.14: September 7

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 94.0.992.9: September 2

Feature updates

  • Microsoft Edge moving to a 4-week cadence for updates in Beta and Stable channels. We will adopt a new, 4-week release cycle for major versions. You can read more about the decision here: https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2021/03/12/new-release-cycles-microsoft-edge-extended-stable/

  • New Extended stable option being offered. We are offering a new Extended Stable option to our managed Enterprise customers. The Extended Stable option will stay on even numbered revisions and update every 8 weeks. There will be a biweekly security update. Additional information here: https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2021/07/15/opt-in-extended-stable-release-cycle/

  • Improvements to default behavior of opening MHTML files. MHTML files will continue to open in IE mode if IE mode is enabled, unless the MHTML file was saved from Microsoft Edge (using the Save As or Save Page As options in Microsoft Edge). If the file was saved from Microsoft Edge, it will now open in Microsoft Edge. This change will fix a rendering issue that was observed when opening an MHTML file in IE mode when saved from Microsoft Edge.

  • Restrict private network requests to secure contexts. Access to resources on local (intranet) networks from pages on the internet requires that those pages be delivered over HTTPS. This change is happening in the Chromium project, on which Microsoft Edge is based. For more information, navigate to the Chrome Platform Status entry. Two compatibility policies are available to support scenarios that need to preserve compatibility with non-secure pages: InsecurePrivateNetworkRequestAllowed and InsecurePrivateNetworkRequestAllowedForUrls.

  • Block mixed content downloads. Secure pages will only download files hosted on other secure pages, and downloads hosted on non-secure (non-HTTPS) pages will be blocked if initiated from a secure page. This change is happening in the Chromium project, on which Microsoft Edge is based. For more information, navigate to the Google security blog entry.

  • Enable implicit sign-in for on-premises accounts. By enabling the OnlyOnPremisesImplicitSigninEnabled policy, only on-premises accounts will be enabled for implicit sign-in. Microsoft Edge won't attempt to implicitly sign in to MSA or AAD accounts. Upgrade from on-premises accounts to AAD accounts will be stopped as well.

  • Free form text boxes added to PDF documents. We now support adding free form text boxes to PDF documents that you can use to fill in forms and add visible notes.

  • Update your passwords with ease. The browser will now take you directly to the Change Password page for a given website saving you time and clicks by avoiding the need to navigate to the page manually. Once you’re on this page the browser will also autofill your existing password and suggest a strong, unique new password. Please note: currently this feature is available on a limited number of sites.

  • New accessibility settings page. We have brought accessibility-related settings together on a single page. You can find the new edge://settings/accessibility page under the main settings list. Here you can find settings to make the web page bigger, show a high visibility outline around the area of focus and other settings that can help improve your web browsing experience. We’ll continue to add new settings here in future versions of Microsoft Edge.

New Policies

Obsoleted Policy

Version 93.0.961.33: August 27

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 93.0.961.27: August 20

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 93.0.961.24: August 18

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 93.0.961.11: August 3

Feature updates

  • Initial Preferences in Microsoft Edge. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 93, deploying Microsoft Edge to your enterprise will become easier with the addition of Initial Preferences.

  • IE mode on Microsoft Edge will support "no-merge" behavior. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 93, IE mode on Microsoft Edge will support "no-merge". For an end user, when a new browser window is launched from an IE mode application, it will be in a separate session, similar to the behavior in IE11. You will need to adjust your site list to configure sites that need to prevent session sharing. Behind the scenes, for each window of Microsoft Edge, the first time an IE mode tab is visited within that window, if it is one of the designated “no-merge” sites, that window is locked into a different “no-merge” IE session from all other Microsoft Edge windows at least until the last IE mode tab is closed in that window. Learn more here.

  • Tab Groups. The ability to categorize tabs into user-defined groups helps you more effectively find, switch, and manage tabs across multiple workstreams. To enable this, we are turning on tab grouping beginning with Microsoft Edge version 93.

  • Hide the title bar while using Vertical Tabs. Get the extra few pixels back by hiding the browser's title bar, while in Vertical Tabs. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 93, you can go to edge://settings/appearance and under the Customize Toolbar section select the option to hide the title bar while in Vertical Tab mode.

  • Video Picture in Picture (PiP) from hover toolbar. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 93, it will become even easier to enter Picture in Picture (PiP) mode. When you hover over a supported video, a toolbar will appear that allows you to view that video in a PiP window. Note: this is currently available for Microsoft Edge users on macOS. Check back shortly as we continue our rollout to Windows users.

  • Removal of 3DES in TLS. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 93, support for the TLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA cipher suite will be removed. This change is happening in the Chromium project, on which Microsoft Edge is based. For more information, navigate to the Chrome Platform Status entry. Additionally, in Microsoft Edge version 93, the TripleDESEnabled policy will be available to support scenarios that need to preserve compatibility with outdated servers. This compatibility policy will become obsolete and stop working in Microsoft Edge version 95. Ensure that you update affected servers before then.

  • Policies to bypass ClickOnce and DirectInvoke prompts. We have updated our policies to enable bypassing ClickOnce's prompts and DirectInvoke's app for specified file types, from specified domains. To do this, you will need to:

    Note: AutoOpenAllowedForURLs is a supporter policy for AutoOpenFileTypes. If AutoOpenAllowedForURLs is not set and AutoOpenFileTypes is set, then file types listed will automatically open from all URLs.

New Policies

Deprecated Policy

Obsoleted Policy

Additional Change

Version 93.0.961.18: August 10

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 92.0.902.62: July 29

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 92.0.902.55: July 21

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 92.0.902.45: July 12

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 92.0.902.40: July 6

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 92.0.902.22: June 21

Feature updates

  • Natural language search for browser history on the address bar. Finding the article/website you are looking for is now easier thanks to natural language search right from the address bar. You can find search results based on page content/description/timing (such as "cake recipe from last week") in addition to titles/URL keyword matches alone. Please note: this is a Controlled Feature Rollout. If you don’t see this feature, please check back shortly as we continue our rollout.

  • Users can easily get to Internet Explorer mode on Microsoft Edge. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 92, users can reload a site in Internet Explorer mode on Microsoft Edge instead of relying on the standalone IE 11 application while waiting for a site to be configured in the Enterprise Mode Site List. Users will be prompted to add the site to their local site list such that navigating to the same page in Microsoft Edge will automatically render in IE mode for the next 30 days. You can use the InternetExplorerIntegrationReloadInIEModeAllowed policy to configure this experience and allow access to the IE mode entry points as well as the ability to add sites to the local site list. You can use the InternetExplorerIntegrationLocalSiteListExpirationDays policy to adjust the number of days to keep sites on the local site list. Note that KB5003698 or later is required for Windows 10, version 1909; or KB5003690 or later is required for Windows 10, version 2004, Windows 10, version 20H2, or Windows 10, version 21H1 for the end-to-end experience.

  • MHTML files will default to opening in Internet Explorer mode. Starting in Microsoft Edge version 92 Stable, MHTML file types will automatically open in Internet Explorer mode on Microsoft Edge instead of the Internet Explorer (IE11) application. This is most commonly observed while trying to view Outlook emails in a browser. This change will occur only if IE11 is the default handler for this file type. If you'd prefer to change this, you can do so prior to installing the Stable version 92 update using this guidance.

  • Payment instruments are now synced across devices. Beginning with Microsoft Edge version 92, you have the option to synchronize your payment information across your signed in devices. Please note: this is a Controlled Feature Rollout. If you don’t see this feature, check back shortly as we continue our rollout.

  • "Disable developer mode extensions" warning can be permanently dismissed. Beginning with Microsoft Edge version 92, you can turn off the warning "Disable developer mode extensions" by clicking on the 'Don't show this again' option. Please note: this is a Controlled Feature Rollout. If you don’t see this feature, check back shortly as we continue our rollout.

  • Manage your extensions right from the toolbar. The all-new extensions menu on the toolbar will allow you to hide/pin extensions easily. The quick links to manage extensions and find new extensions will make it easy for you to find new extensions and manage your existing ones. Please note: this is a Controlled Feature Rollout. If you don’t see this feature, check back shortly as we continue our rollout.

  • Automatic HTTPS. Users will have the option to upgrade navigation from HTTP to HTTPS on domains likely to support this more secure protocol. This support can also be configured to attempt delivery over HTTPS for all domains. Please note: we are experimenting with this feature and this behavior won’t be seen if you have opted out of experiments.

  • Improvements to font rendering. Improvements have been made to the rendering of text to improve clarity and reduce blurriness. Please note: this is a Controlled Feature Rollout. If you don’t see this feature, check back shortly as we continue our rollout.

Policy updates

New policies

Eight new policies were added. Download the updated Administrative Templates from the Microsoft Edge Enterprise landing page. The following new policies were added:

Obsoleted Policy

Version 92.0.902.9: June 8

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 91.0.864.41: June 3

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 91.0.864.37: May 27

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 91.0.864.36: May 26

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 91.0.864.33: May 21

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 91.0.864.27: May 14

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 91.0.864.19: May 7

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 91.0.864.15: May 3

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 91.0.864.11: April 30

Feature updates

  • Identify network traffic originating from Microsoft Defender Application Guard containers at the proxy level. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 91, there’s built in support to tag network traffic originating from Application Guard containers, allowing enterprises to identify them and apply specific policies.

  • Support option to allow synchronizing Favorites from the host to the Edge Application Guard container. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 91, users have the option to configure Application Guard to synchronize their favorites from the host to the container. This ensures new favorites appear on the container as well.

  • Support for Speech Recognition APIs. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 91, API support for speech recognition commands on Google.com and similar sites will be added. This feature is limited to a randomly selected group of users who have enabled experimentation. These users are giving feedback to the feature team.

  • Personalize your browser with new theme colors. Make Microsoft Edge your own with one of the fourteen new theme colors on the Settings -> Appearance page. You can also install custom themes from the Microsoft Edge Add-on site. Learn more

  • Interrupt Downloads Starting with Microsoft Edge version 91 the browser will automatically interrupt downloads of types which could harm your computer if those downloads are started without a user interaction and are not supported by SmartScreen Application Reputation check. Users may override and continue to download by right clicking and choosing “Keep” on the download item.

For more information, see Microsoft Edge Security downloads interruptions

Policy updates

New policies

Six new policies were added. Download the updated Administrative Templates from the Microsoft Edge Enterprise landing page. The following new policies were added:

Obsoleted Policy

Version 90.0.818.46: April 22

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 90.0.818.42: April 20

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 90.0.818.41: April 16

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 90.0.818.38: April 14

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 90.0.818.36: April 12

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 90.0.818.27: April 2

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 90.0.818.22: March 29

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 90.0.818.14: March 22

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 90.0.818.8: March 16

Feature updates

  • Single Sign On (SSO) is now available for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) accounts and Microsoft Account (MSA) on macOS. A user signed in on Microsoft Edge on macOS will now get automatically signed into websites that are configured to allow single sign on with Work and Microsoft accounts (for example, bing.com, office.com, msn.com, and outlook.com).

  • Kiosk mode. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 90, we have locked down the UI print settings to only allow the configured printers and “Print to PDF” options. We have also done improvements within the assigned access single app kiosk mode to restrict the launch of other applications from the browser. For more information about the kiosk mode features please go here.

  • Printing:

    • New print rasterization mode for non-PostScript printers. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 90, Admins can use a new policy to define print rasterization mode for their users. This policy controls how Microsoft Edge prints to non-PostScript printers on Windows. Sometimes print jobs on non-PostScript printers need to be rasterized to print correctly. The print options are Full and Fast.

    • Additional page scaling options for printing. Users are now able to customize scaling while printing webpages and PDF documents using additional options. The "Fit to Page" option ensures that the webpage or document is fit into the space available in the selected "Paper size" for printing. The "Actual size" option ensures that there are no changes in the size of the contents being printed regardless of the selected "Paper size".

  • Productivity:

    • Autofill suggestions are extended to include address fields content from clipboard. Clipboard content is parsed when you click on a profile/address field (for example, phone, email, zip code, city, state, etc.) to show as autofill suggestions.

    • Users can search for autofill suggestions even if a form or field isn’t detected. Today if you have your information saved on Microsoft Edge, autofill suggestions pop up automatically and help you save time while filling out forms. In cases where autofill misses a form, or if you want to fetch data in forms that don't typically have autofill (like temporary forms), you can search for your information using autofill.

  • Access downloads from a flyout in the menu bar. Downloads will appear in the top-right corner with all the active downloads in one place. This menu is easily dismissible so users can continue browsing uninterrupted, and they can monitor overall download progress right from the toolbar. Learn more.

Policy updates

New policies

Seven new policies were added. Download the updated Administrative Templates from the Microsoft Edge Enterprise landing page. The following new policies were added:

Deprecated policies

Version 89.0.774.54: March 13

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 89.0.774.50: March 10

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 89.0.774.48: March 8

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 89.0.774.45: March 3

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 89.0.774.39: February 26

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 89.0.774.34: February 22

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 89.0.774.27: February 12

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 89.0.774.23: February 8

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 89.0.774.18: February 3

Feature updates

  • Kiosk mode enables additional lockdown capabilities. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 89, we have added additional lockdown capabilities within kiosk mode to enable customers to get the job done in a productive and more secure experience. Learn more.

  • The Enterprise Mode Site List Manager tool will be available in the browser through the edge://compat page. You can use this tool to create, edit and export your site list XML for Internet Explorer mode on Microsoft Edge. You can enable access to this tool as needed through group policy. Learn More.

  • Improve browser performance with sleeping tabs. Sleeping tabs improves browser performance by putting inactive tabs to sleep to free up system resources like memory and CPU so active tabs or other applications can use them. Users can prevent sites from going to sleep and configure the length of time before an inactive tab goes to sleep. To keep users in their flow, there are also heuristics to prevent certain sites from going to sleep, such as intranet sites. This feature can be managed with group policies.

    Note

    "Improve browser performance with sleeping tabs" is an update to the February 3 release notes for major version 89.0.774.18.

  • Reset your Microsoft Edge sync data in the cloud manually. We are introducing a way to reset your Microsoft Edge sync data from within the product. This ensures that your data is cleared from Microsoft services, as well as resolving certain product issues that previously required a support ticket.

  • Improvements to text selection experience within PDF documents. Users will begin to get a smoother and more consistent text selection experience across PDF documents opened in Microsoft Edge starting with version 89.

  • Date of birth field now supported in autofill. Today Microsoft Edge helps you save time and effort while filling out forms and creating accounts online by auto filling your data like addresses, names, phone numbers, etc. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 89, we are adding support for another field that you can have saved and auto-filled - date of birth. You can view, edit and delete this information anytime in your profile settings.

  • Support for natural language search on the address bar, history search page, and the history hub. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 89, finding an article/website will be easier with the natural language search on the address bar, history page, and history hub. Users can search for previously viewed page content/description/timing (such as "cake recipe from last week") in addition to titles/URL keyword matches. This feature is limited to a randomly selected group of users who have enabled experimentation. These users are giving feedback to the feature team.

Policy updates

New policies

Obsoleted policies

Version 88.0.705.56: January 29

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 88.0.705.49: January 20

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 88.0.705.45: January 15

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 88.0.705.41: January 11

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 88.0.705.29: December 21

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 88.0.705.18: December 9

Feature updates

  • Deprecations:

    • Deprecate support for FTP protocol. Support for the legacy FTP protocol has been removed from Microsoft Edge. Attempting to navigate to an FTP link will result in the browser directing the Operating System to open an external application to handle the FTP link. Alternatively, IT administrators can configure Microsoft Edge to use IE Mode for sites that rely on the FTP protocol.
    • Adobe Flash support will be removed. Starting with Microsoft Edge Beta version 88, Adobe Flash capability and support will be removed. Learn more: Update on Adobe Flash Player End of Support - Microsoft Edge Blog (windows.com)
  • Authentication:

    • Single Sign On (SSO) now available for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) accounts and Microsoft Account (MSA) on macOS and down-level Windows. A user signed in on Microsoft Edge on either macOS or down-level Microsoft Windows (7, 8.1) will now get automatically signed into websites that are configured to allow single sign on with Work and Microsoft accounts (e.g., bing.com, office.com, msn.com, outlook.com).
      Note: A user may have to sign out and then sign back in if they'd signed into Microsoft Edge in a version prior to Microsoft Edge 88 to leverage this feature.
    • Automatically switch users on macOS to their work profile for sites that authenticate with their work account. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 88, we provide the ability to switch sites that authenticate with a user’s work profile on macOS.
      Note: A user may have to sign out and then sign back in if they'd signed into Microsoft Edge in a version prior to Microsoft Edge 88 to leverage this feature.
  • Kiosk mode option to end session. The "End session" button is now available in a kiosk mode public browsing experience. This feature ensures that browser data and settings are deleted when Microsoft Edge is closed. Learn more about kiosk mode features and roadmap, Configure Microsoft Edge kiosk mode.

  • Security and Privacy:

    • Alerts are generated if a user's password is found in an online leak. User passwords are checked against a repository of known-breached credentials and sends the user an alert if a match is found. To ensure security and privacy, user passwords are hashed and encrypted when they're checked against the database of leaked credentials.
    • Automatically upgrade mixed content. Secure pages delivered over HTTPS may contain references images that are served over non-secure HTTP. To improve privacy and security in Microsoft Edge 88, those images will be retrieved over HTTPS instead. If the image is not available over HTTPS, it will not be loaded.
    • View site permissions by site and by recent activity. Starting with Microsoft Edge 88, users will be able to manage site permissions more easily. They will be able to view permissions by web site rather than just permission type. Additionally, we’ve added a recent activity section that will show a user all the recent changes to their site permissions.
    • Increased controls for browser cookies. Starting with Microsoft Edge 88, users can delete third party cookies without affecting first party cookies. Users will also be able to filter their cookies by first or third party and sort by name, number of cookies, and the amount of data stored and last modified.
  • Performance:

    • Improve browser performance with sleeping tabs. Sleeping tabs improves browser performance by putting inactive tabs to sleep to free up system resources like memory and CPU so active tabs or other applications can use them. Users can prevent sites from going to sleep and configure the length of time before an inactive tab goes to sleep. To keep users in their flow, there are also heuristics to prevent certain sites from going to sleep, such as intranet sites. This feature is limited to a randomly selected group of users who have enabled experimentation. We are planning to have the sleeping tabs feature enabled by default with Microsoft Edge version 89. This feature can be managed with group policies.
    • Improve Microsoft Edge startup speed with startup boost. To improve Microsoft Edge startup speed, we’ve developed a feature named startup boost. Startup boost makes Microsoft Edge launch faster by enabling Microsoft Edge to run in the background. Note: This feature is limited to a randomly selected group of users who have enabled experimentation. These users are giving feedback to the feature team.
  • Productivity:

    • Improve productivity and multi-tasking with vertical tabs. As the number of horizontal tabs grows, site titles start to get cut off and tab controls are lost as each tab shrinks. This interrupts user workflow as they spend more time finding, switching, and managing their tabs and less time on the task at hand. Vertical tabs let users move their tabs to the side, where vertically aligned icons and longer site titles make it easier to quickly scan, identify and switch to the tab they want to open.
    • Auto filling the date of birth field. Microsoft Edge already helps save time and effort while filling out forms and creating accounts online by auto filling user data such as addresses, names, phone numbers, etc. Microsoft Edge now supports the date of birth field which users can save and auto fill. A user can view, edit and delete this information anytime in their profile settings.
    • Improvements to Recently closed in History. Recently closed now keeps the last 25 tabs and windows from any past browsing session rather than just the previous session. Users can select Recently closed in the new History experience to see all the tabs that were open.
    • “Your day at a glance” feature enabled by default. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 88, information workers can benefit from intelligent productivity features on their New tab page (NTP). We offer users signed in with their work or school account personalized and relevant content powered by their M365 Graph. Users can quickly scan their “Your day at a glance” modules to easily track their meetings and recent work as well as quickly launch the applications they want to use.
  • PDF:

    • PDF document display in book view (two page). Starting with Microsoft Edge version 88, users can view PDF documents in a single page or in the two page book view. To change the view, click the Page View button in the toolbar.
    • Anchored text notes support for PDF files. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 87, users can add typed text notes on any piece of text in PDF files.
    • Smoother text selection experience in PDF documents. Users will get a smoother and consistent text selection experience across PDF documents opened in Microsoft Edge.
    • View webpages saved as PDF files in the Downloads bar. Users can now view the PDF files generated by setting "Save as PDF" as the printer destination for webpages in the Downloads bar.
  • Fonts:

    • Browser icons are updated to the Fluent design system. As part of our continued work around Fluent Design in the browser, we've made changes to closer align icons to the new Microsoft icon system. These changes will impact many of our high-touch user interfaces, including tabs, address bar, as well as navigational and wayfinding icons found in our various menus.
    • Improved font rendering. Text rendering is improved for better clarity and to reduce blurriness.

Policy updates

New policies

Sixteen new policies were added. Download the updated Administrative Templates from the Microsoft Edge Enterprise landing page. The following new policies were added.

Deprecated policies

The following policies are deprecated.

Obsoleted policies

The following policies are obsoleted.

Version 87.0.664.55: December 3

Fixed various bugs and performance issues. The following new feature is supported in this release.

  • Alerts are generated if a user's password is found in an online leak. User passwords are checked against a repository of known-breached credentials and sends the user an alert if a match is found. To ensure security and privacy, user passwords are hashed and encrypted when they're checked against the database of leaked credentials.

Version 87.0.664.52: November 30

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 87.0.664.40: November 18

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 87.0.664.36: November 16

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 87.0.664.30: November 9

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 87.0.664.24: November 2

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 87.0.664.18: October 26

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 87.0.664.12: October 20

Feature updates

  • Kiosk mode privacy features enabled. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 87 kiosk mode features that will help enterprises around the privacy of user data will be enabled. These features will enable experiences such as clear the user data on exit, delete downloaded files and to reset the configured start experience after a specified amount of idle time. Learn more about how to Configure Microsoft Edge kiosk mode

  • ClickOnce deployment enabled by default. ClickOnce is enabled by default in Microsoft Edge 87, which reduces the barriers for enterprises to deploy software and better align with Microsoft Edge Legacy browser behavior. Starting in Microsoft Edge 87, the ClickOnceEnabled policy's "Not configured" state will reflect the new default ClickOnce state of Enabled (as compared to the previous default state of Disabled).

  • The enterprise new tab page (NTP) integrates productivity with customizable, work-relevant feed content. The enterprise NTP blends the Office 365 productivity page we offer to users signed in with their work or school account with personalized, work-relevant company and industry feeds that are organized in a single page. Users will be able to recognize the familiar Office 365 content and Microsoft Search for Business powered by Bing. In addition, they can easily flip to a customizable "My Feed" with content and modules that are relevant to the user, their company, or their industry, as well as a selection of other feeds that the organization has made available. Learn more.

  • Privacy and Security:

    • Support TLS Token Binding for policy-configured sites. TLS Token binding helps prevent token theft attacks to ensure that cookies can't be reused from a device other than the device upon which they were initially set. The use of TLS token binding requires setting the AllowTokenBindingForUrls policy and requires that the sites listed support this feature.
  • Keyboard support for highlighter on PDF files. Users can use their keyboard keys to highlight any text on a PDF.

  • Printing:

    • Choose which side to flip on when printing on both sides. Users can choose to flip on the long side or the short side of a sheet when printing on both sides.
    • Choose print rasterization mode for the enterprise. Control how Microsoft Edge prints to a non-PostScript printer on Windows. Sometimes print jobs on non-PostScript printers need to be rasterized to print correctly. The print options are "Full" and "Fast".

Policy updates

New policies

Ten new policies were added. Download the updated Administrative Templates from the Microsoft Edge Enterprise landing page. The following new policies were added.

Deprecated Policy

NewTabPageSetFeedType - Configure the Microsoft Edge new tab page experience.

Obsoleted Policy

EnableDeprecatedWebPlatformFeatures - Re-enable deprecated web platform features for a limited time.

Version 86.0.622.43: October 16

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 86.0.622.36: October 7

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 86.0.622.31: October 1

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 86.0.622.28: September 28

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 86.0.622.15: September 14

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 86.0.622.11: September 9

Feature updates

  • Internet Explorer mode:

    • Let users use the Microsoft Edge User Interface (UI) to test sites in Internet Explorer mode. Beginning with Microsoft Edge version 86, administrators can enable a UI option for their users to load a tab in Internet Explorer mode for testing purposes or as a stopgap until sites are added to the site list XML.
  • Delete downloads from disk using download manager. Users are now able to delete their downloaded files from their disk without leaving the browser. The new Delete downloads functionality exists within the context menu of downloads shelf or the downloads page.

  • Roll back to previous Microsoft Edge version. The rollback feature lets administrators revert to a known good version of Microsoft Edge if there's an issue in the latest version of Microsoft Edge. Learn more.

  • Enforce enabling Sync by default across the enterprise. Administrators can enable synchronization for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) accounts by default with the ForceSync policy.

  • PDF updates:

    • Table of contents for PDF Documents. Beginning with version 86, Microsoft Edge has added support for table of contents that lets users easily navigate through PDF documents.
    • Access all PDF functionalities on small form factor screens. Access all the capabilities of the Microsoft Edge PDF reader on devices with small screen sizes.
    • Pen support for highlighter on PDF files. With this update, users can use their digital pen to directly highlight text on PDF files, in the same way they would with a physical highlighter and paper.
    • Improved PDF scrolling. You will now be able to experience stutter free scrolling while navigating through long PDF documents.
  • Automatic profile switching on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. The automatic profile switching currently available in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 is extended to downlevel Windows (Windows 7, 8,and 8.1). For more information, see the automatic profile switching blog post.

  • Users will see auto complete suggestions when they start typing a search query on the Microsoft Edge Add-ons website. Auto complete will help users quickly complete their search query without having to type the entire string. This will be helpful because users won't have to remember correct spellings and they can choose from the available options that are displayed.

  • Remove the HTML5 Application Cache API. Beginning with Microsoft Edge version 86, the legacy Application Cache API that enables offline use of web pages is being removed from Microsoft Edge. Web Developers should review the WebDev documentation for information on replacing the Application Cache API with Service Workers. Important: You can request an AppCache OriginTrial Token that allows sites to continue to use the deprecated Application Cache API until Microsoft Edge version 90.

  • Security:

    • Secure DNS (DNS-over-HTTPS) Support. Beginning with Microsoft Edge version 86, settings to control Secure DNS on un-managed devices is available. These settings aren't accessible to users on managed devices, but IT admins can enable or disable Secure DNS using the dnsoverhttpsmode group policy.
  • Add a custom image to the New Tab Page (NTP) using a group policy. Beginning with Microsoft Edge version 86 the NTP has an option to replace the default image with a custom user-supplied image. The ability to manage the properties of this image is also supported by the group policy.

  • Match customized keyboard shortcuts to VS Code. Microsoft Edge DevTools now supports customizing keyboard shortcuts in the DevTools to match with your editor/IDE. (In Microsoft Edge 84, we added the ability to match DevTools keyboard shortcuts to VS Code).

  • Replace MetricsReportingEnabled and SendSiteInformationToImproveServices policies for downlevel Windows and macOS. These policies are deprecated in Microsoft Edge version 86 and will become obsolete in Microsoft Edge version 89.
    These policies are replaced by Allow Telemetry on Windows 10, and the new DiagnosticData policy for all other platforms. This will let users manage the diagnostic data that gets sent to Microsoft for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and macOS.

  • SameSite=Lax Cookies By Default. To improve web security and privacy, cookies will now default to SameSite=Lax handling by default. This means that cookies will only be sent in a first-party context and will be omitted for requests sent to third-parties. This change can cause compatibility impact on websites that require cookies for third-party resources to function correctly. To permit such cookies, web developers can mark cookies which should be set from and sent to third-party contexts by adding explicit SameSite=none and Secure attributes when the cookie is set. Enterprises that wish to exempt certain sites from this change can do so using the LegacySameSiteCookieBehaviorEnabledForDomainList policy, or can opt-out of the change across all sites using the LegacySameSiteCookieBehaviorEnabled policy.

Policy updates

New policies

Nineteen new policies were added. Download the updated Administrative Templates from the Microsoft Edge Enterprise landing page. The following new policies were added.

Deprecated Policies

Obsoleted Policy

TLS13HardeningForLocalAnchorsEnabled - Enable a TLS 1.3 security feature for local trust anchors.

Policy caption changed

NativeWindowOcclusionEnabled - Enable Native Window Occlusion.

Policy description changed

Version 85.0.564.41: August 25

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 85.0.564.40: August 21

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 85.0.564.36: August 17

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 85.0.564.30: August 10

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 85.0.564.23: August 3

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 85.0.564.18: July 28

Feature updates

  • On-premises synchronization of Favorites and Settings. Now you can synchronize browser favorites and settings between Active Directory profiles within your own environment without the need for cloud sync.

  • Microsoft Edge group policy support for trusting site + app combos to launch without a confirmation prompt. Group policy support added that lets administrators add site + app combos that are trusted to launch without the confirmation prompt. This adds the ability for administrators to configure trusted protocol/origin combinations (such as Microsoft 365 apps) for their end-users to suppress the confirmation prompt when navigating to a URL that contains an app protocol.

  • PDF Highlighter tool. This tool can be added to the toolbar for PDFs to easily highlight important text.

  • The Storage Access API is available. The Storage Access API allows access to first-party storage in a third-party context when a user has provided a direct intent to allow storage that would otherwise be blocked by the browser's current configuration. For more information, see Storage Access API.

  • Send to OneNote is available for Microsoft Edge Collections. Everyone's excited to be able to send the information they've gathered in Collections to OneNote, where they can append it to a larger project and collaborate with others! And even more importantly, in Microsoft Edge 85, you'll be able send content to Office for Mac products (Word, Excel, and OneNote) for both Microsoft account and Azure Active Directory.

  • DevTools updates. For details about the following updates, see What's New In DevTools (Microsoft Edge 85).

    • Microsoft Edge DevTools supports Surface Duo emulation. The Microsoft Edge DevTools can emulate the Surface Duo so you can test how your web content will look on dual-screen devices. To turn on this experiment in DevTools, enter Device Mode by pressing Ctrl+Shift+M on Windows or Command+Shift+M on macOS, and then select Surface Duo from the device drop-down list.
    • Microsoft Edge DevTools lets you match keyboard shortcuts to VS Code. The Microsoft Edge DevTools supports customizing keyboard shortcuts in the DevTools to match your editor/IDE. In Microsoft Edge 85, we are adding the ability to match DevTools keyboard shortcuts to VS Code. This change will help increase productively across VS Code and DevTools.

Policy updates

New policies

Thirteen new policies were added. Download the updated Administrative Templates from the Microsoft Edge Enterprise landing page. The following new policies were added.

Obsoleted policies

Version 84.0.522.35: July 9

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 84.0.522.28: June 26

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 84.0.522.26: June 24

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 84.0.522.20: June 15

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 84.0.522.15: June 8

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 84.0.522.11: June 2

Feature updates

  • This version of Microsoft Edge provides improved site list download times for Internet Explorer mode. We've reduced download delay for the Internet Explorer mode site list to 0 seconds (down from a 60-second wait) in the absence of a cached site list. We've also added group policy support for cases when Internet Explorer mode home page navigations need to be delayed until the site list is downloaded. For more information, see the DelayNavigationsForInitialSiteListDownload policy.

  • Microsoft Edge now allows users to sign-into the browser when it's "run as administrator" on Windows 10. This will help customers running Microsoft Edge on Windows server or in remote-desktop and sandbox scenarios.

  • Microsoft Edge now provides full mouse support when in full screen mode. Now you can use your mouse to access tabs, the address bar, and other items without having to exit full screen mode.

  • Online purchase improvement. Add custom nicknames to saved debit or credit cards. Now you can distinguish and differentiate your credit cards when making online purchases. Nicknaming your debit or credit cards lets you choose the correct card when using autofill to select a payment method.

  • TLS/1.0 and TLS/1.1 are disabled by default. To help discover impacted sites, you can set the edge://flags/#display-legacy-tls-warnings flag to cause Microsoft Edge to display a non-blocking "Not Secure" notice when loading pages that require legacy TLS protocols. The SSLVersionMin policy permits re-enabling of TLS/1.0 and TLS/1.1. This policy will remain available until at least Microsoft Edge version 88. For more information, see Site compatibility-impacting changes coming to Microsoft Edge.

  • Collections improvements:

    • A note capability is added that lets you add a note or comment to an item in a collection. Notes are grouped together and stay attached to an item even if you sort the items in a collection. To try this new feature, right-click on an item and select "Add note".
    • You can change the background color of notes in collections. You can use color coding to help you organize information and increase productivity.
    • There are noticeable performance improvements, which lets you export your collections to Excel in less time than in previous versions of Microsoft Edge.
  • Additional Microsoft Edge API support:

    • The Storage Access API. This API allows access to first-party storage in a third-party context when a user provides a direct intent to allow storage that would otherwise be blocked by the browser's current configuration.

      As privacy is becoming increasingly important to users, requests for stricter browser defaults and user opt-in settings like blocking all third-party storage access are increasingly common. While these settings help improve privacy and block unwanted access by unknown or untrusted parties, they can have unwanted side effects such as blocking access to content the user may want to view (for example, social media and embedded media content.)

    • The Native File System API, which means you can give sites permissions to edit files or folders via the Native File System API.

  • PDF improvements:

    • Read Aloud for PDF lets users listen to PDF content while carrying out other tasks that may be important for them. It also helps audio visual learners focus on reading the content, making learning easier.
    • PDF file editing is improved. Now you can save an edit made to a PDF back to the file instead of saving a copy each time you edit the PDF.
  • Microsoft Edge now enables Translation in the Immersive Reader. When a user opens the Immersive Reader view, they get the option to translate the page to their desired language.

  • DevTools supports customizing keyboard shortcuts to match your editor/IDE, which includes VS Code.

Policy updates

New policies

Five new policies were added. Download the updated Administrative Templates from the Microsoft Edge Enterprise landing page. The following new policies were added.

Deprecated policies

Obsoleted policy

ForceNetworkInProcess - Force networking code to run in the browser process.

Version 83.0.478.44: June 1

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 83.0.478.37: May 20

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 83.0.478.33: May 15

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 83.0.478.28: May 7

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 83.0.478.25: May 4

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 83.0.478.18: April 27

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 83.0.478.13: April 22

Feature updates

  • Microsoft Defender SmartScreen improvements: Made several improvements to the Microsoft Defender SmartScreen service, such as improved protection from malicious sites that redirect when loading, and top-level frame blocking, which completely replaces malicious sites with the Microsoft Defender SmartScreen safety page. The top-level frame blocking prevents audio and other media from the malicious site from playing which gives an easier and less confusing experience.

  • In response to user feedback, users can now exempt certain cookies from automatically clearing when the browser closes. This option is helpful if there's a site that users don't want to be signed out of, but still want to have all the other cookies cleared when the browser closes. To use this feature, go to edge://settings/clearBrowsingDataOnClose and enable the "Cookies and other site data" toggle.

  • Automatic Profile Switching is now available to help you get to your work content more easily across profiles. If you use multiple profiles at work, you can check it out by navigating to a site requiring authentication from your work or school account while on your personal profile. When we detect a change, you will receive a prompt to switch to your work profile to access that site without having to authenticate to it. When you choose the work profile you want to switch to, the website will open in your work profile. This profile switching capability will help you keep your work and personal data separate and help you get to your work content more effortlessly. If you don't want the feature to prompt you to switch profiles, you can choose the don't ask me again option and it will get out of your way.

  • Collections feature improvements:

    • You can use drag and drop to add an item to a collection without opening the collection. During the drag and drop you can also choose a location in the collection list where you want to put the item.
    • You can add multiple items to a collection instead of adding one item at a time. To add multiple items, select the items and then drag them to a collection. Or you can select the items, right-click and then pick the collection where you want the items.
  • You can add all the tabs in an Edge window into a new collection without adding them individually. To add all the tabs, right-click on any tab and choose "Add all tabs to a new collection".

  • Extension sync is now available. You can now sync your extensions across all your devices! Extensions from both the Microsoft and Chrome Stores will sync with Microsoft Edge. To use this feature: Click the ellipses () on the menu bar, select Settings. Under Your profile, click Sync to see the Sync options. Under Profiles/Sync use the toggle to enable Extensions. You can use the SyncTypesListDisabled group policy to disable syncing of extensions.

  • Improved the message on the Downloads management page for insecure downloads that have been blocked.

  • Immersive Reader improvements:

    • Added support for Adverbs in the Parts of Speech experience we have in Immersive Reader. While reading an article within the Immersive Reader, open the Grammar Tools and switch on Adverbs within Parts of Speech to highlight all the adverbs on the page.
    • Added the ability to select any content on a webpage and open it in Immersive Reader. This ability enables users to use the Immersive Reader and all the Learning Tools, such as Line Focus and Read Aloud, across all websites.
  • Link doctor provides host correction and a search query to the users when they mistype a URL. For example:
    A user mistypes "powerbi as "powerbbi".com. Link doctor will suggest "powerbi".com as a correction and create a link to search for "powerbbi" in case the user is looking for something different.

  • Allow users to save their decision to launch an external protocol for a specific site. Users can configure the ExternalProtocolDialogShowAlwaysOpenCheckbox policy to enable or disable this feature.

  • Users can set Microsoft Edge as their default browser directly from Microsoft Edge Settings. This capability makes it easier for users to change their default browser, within the context of the browser itself, instead of having to search through the operating system settings. To use this feature, go to edge://settings/defaultBrowser and click Make default.

  • Several DevTools updates, including new remote debugging support, UI improvements, and more. For more information, see What's New In DevTools (Microsoft Edge 83).

Policy updates

New policies

15 new policies were added. Download the updated Administrative Templates from the Microsoft Edge Enterprise landing page. The following new policies were added.

Deprecated policy

The following policy will continue to work in this release. It will become "obsolete" in a future release.

EnableDomainActionsDownload Enable Domain Actions Download from Microsoft

Version 81.0.416.60: April 20

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 81.0.416.58: April 17

Security updates.

Version 81.0.416.50: April 10

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 81.0.416.45: April 3

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 81.0.416.41: March 30

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 81.0.416.34: March 17

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 81.0.416.31: March 12

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 81.0.416.28: March 9

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 81.0.416.20: February 28

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 81.0.416.12: February 20

Feature updates

  • Collections is now available. You can get started by clicking the Collections icon next to the address bar. This action opens the Collections pane where you can create, edit, and view Collections. We designed Collections based on what you do on the web. If you're a shopper, a traveler, a teacher, or a student, Collections can help. Learn more.

  • Allow the removal (Hide from toolbar) of the Collections button from the Microsoft Edge toolbar for consistency.

  • On-prem Active Directory account auto sign in will only be targeted to organizations that turn it on. If users were already signed in with an on-prem AD account, they will now be able to sign out of it. Now, users will only be automatically signed in with the primary account on their operating system if it is a Microsoft account or an Azure Active Directory account. Admins can enable auto sign in with an on-prem AD account using the ConfigureOnPremisesAccountAutoSignIn policy.

  • Application Guard. Extensions support now available in the container.

  • Added a message to inform users that Internet Explorer isn't installed when they navigate to a page that is configured to open in Internet Explorer mode.

  • Updated the 3D View tool in Microsoft Edge DevTools with a new feature to help debug z-index stacking context. 3D View shows a representation of the DOM (Document Object Model) depth using color and stacking, and the z-Index view helps you isolate the different stacking contexts of your page. Learn more.

  • Localized the F12 Dev tools in 10 new languages, so they will match the language used in the rest of the browser. Learn more.

  • Added support for Dolby Vision playback. On Dolby Vision-enabled Windows 10 Build 17134 (April 2018 Update), websites can show Dolby vision content. See how to enable Dolby Vision content from Netflix.

  • Microsoft Edge can now identify and remove duplicate favorites and merge folders with the same name. To access the tool, click the star on the browser's toolbar and select "Remove duplicate favorites". You will be able to confirm changes and any updates to your favorites will be synced across devices.

  • We heard from users it can be difficult to distinguish a normal browsing window in dark theme from an InPrivate window since both window frames are dark. The new solid InPrivate blue pill in the top right corner helps reassure users they are browsing InPrivate.

  • Open external links in the correct browser profile. Select a default profile for links opened for external apps to open in from edge://settings/multiProfileSettings.

  • Added a warning to alert users who sign into a browser profile with an account after being previously signed in with another account. This will help prevent unintentional data merging.

  • If you have payment cards saved in your Microsoft account, you can use them in Microsoft Edge while filling out payment forms. The cards in your Microsoft account will sync across desktop devices and the full details will be shared with the website after two-factor authentication (CVC code and your Microsoft identity.) For further convenience, you can choose to securely save a copy of the card on the device during authentication.

  • Line Focus is designed for users who like to focus on a limited part of the content as they read. It lets users keep the focus on 1, 3 or 5 lines at a time and dims out the rest of the page to let users read without distraction. Users can scroll using touch or arrow keys and the focus shifts accordingly.

  • Microsoft Edge is now integrated with Windows Speller on Windows platforms 8.1 and above. This integration provides greater language support, with access to more language dictionaries and the ability to use Windows custom dictionaries. There is no further action needed from the users when a language has been added in the OS language settings and a language spellcheck toggle is enabled in Microsoft Edge settings.

  • When PDF documents are opened using Microsoft Edge, users will now be able to create highlights, change color, and delete highlights. This helps in referencing important parts of the document later, and for collaboration.

  • When loading long PDF documents that have been optimized for web, the pages being viewed by the user will be loaded faster, parallelly, while the rest of the document is loading.

  • Now it's easier to start the Immersive Reader for a website by just pressing the F9 key.

  • Now it's easier to start Read Aloud by using a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + Shift + U).

Policy updates

New policies

12 new policies were added. Download the updated Administrative Templates from the Microsoft Edge Enterprise landing page. The following new policies were added.

Deprecated policies

The following policies continue to work in this release. They will become "obsolete" in a future release.

See also