Release notes for Microsoft Edge Stable Channel

These release notes provide information about new features and non-security updates that are included in the Microsoft Edge Stable Channel.

To understand Microsoft Edge channels, see the Overview of the Microsoft Edge channels.

Note

For the Stable Channel, updates will roll out progressively over one or more days. To learn more, see Progressive rollouts for Microsoft Edge updates.

Microsoft Edge Web Platform constantly evolves to improve user experience, security, and privacy. To learn more, see Site compatibility-impacting changes coming to Microsoft Edge.

Version 125.0.2535.51: May 17, 2024

Fixed various bugs and performance issues, includes feature and policy updates.

Important

This update to Stable channel contains a fix for CVE-2024-4947, which has been reported by the Chromium team as having an exploit in the wild. For more information, see the Security Update Guide.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Dev Channel updates

The following Dev channel updates preceded this Stable channel release. The following Dev notes provide detailed information about the changes in each release.

Announcement

Microsoft Defender Application Guard extension deprecation. Because Application Guard is deprecated, there won't be a migration to Edge Manifest V3. The corresponding extensions and associated Windows Store app will not be available after May 2024. This affects the following browsers: Application Guard Extension - Chrome and Application Guard Extension - Firefox. If you want to block unprotected browsers until you're ready to retire MDAG usage in your enterprise, we recommend using AppLocker policies or Microsoft Edge management service. For more information, see Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Defender Application Guard, Deprecated features in the Windows client - What's new in Windows, and Microsoft Defender Application Guard - Windows Security.

Feature Updates

  • Improved user experience for Purview copy/paste controls in Edge. Our Purview cut/copy/paste experience is now more user friendly with self-dismissing dialogs on successful paste. The existing "Paste to supported browsers" setting allows organizations to classify and protect the content that end users can paste – both to specific websites and through supported browsers. You can follow the instructions in Use Endpoint data loss prevention (DLP) to create the DLP policy.

  • New Workspaces color display: browser window outline. Workspaces each have a dedicated color, and that color is now displayed as an outline on the browser window. The previous experience applied the color across the entire tab strip in horizontal tab orientation, and across the title bar in vertical tab orientation. Note: This feature is a controlled feature rollout. If you don't see this feature, check back as we continue our rollout.

  • Full Favorites Bar available in Workspaces. Workspaces now display a user's full set of favorites in the Favorites Bar, with a dedicated workspace folder accessible from the bar. The previous experience replaced the Favorites Bar with the workspace favorites folder. Note: This feature is a controlled feature rollout. If you don't see this feature, check back as we continue our rollout.

Policy updates

New policies

Deprecated policies

  • AllowTokenBindingForUrls - Configure the list of sites for which Microsoft Edge will attempt to establish a Token Binding with (deprecated)

Version 124.0.2478.109: May 16, 2024

Important

This update to Stable channel (and Extended Stable channel) contains a fix for CVE-2024-4947, which has been reported by the Chromium team as having an exploit in the wild. For more information, see the Security Update Guide.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 124.0.2478.105: May 14, 2024

Important

This update to Stable channel (and Extended Stable channel) contains a fix for CVE-2024-4761, which has been reported by the Chromium team as having an exploit in the wild. For more information, see the Security Update Guide.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 124.0.2478.97: May 10, 2024

Important

This update to Stable channel (and Extended Stable channel) contains a fix for CVE-2024-4671, which has been reported by the Chromium team as having an exploit in the wild. For more information, see the Security Update Guide.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 124.0.2478.80: May 2, 2024

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Feature updates

  • Sidebar Tools App - SpeedTest. Adding a SpeedTest answer by default to the Tools app in the Microsoft Edge sidebar. For more information, see Manage the sidebar in Microsoft Edge.

Version 124.0.2478.67: April 26, 2024

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Announcement: Insecure downloads over HTTP

Users that download potentially dangerous content on HTTP sites will receive a UI warning, (for example, "sample.exe can't be downloaded securely"). The user can still choose to proceed by selecting "Keep" on the downloaded item's "..." menu. Admins can also use the InsecureContentAllowedForUrls policy to specify HTTP sites where the warning will be suppressed. The warning's enablement in Edge 124 was accidental. We have reverted the warning in this Stable Release. Admins can use the InsecureDownloadWarnings feature flag to test the impact of this upcoming feature. Note: The warning is planned to be turned on in a future Microsoft Edge version. (Announcement updated May 9, 2024)

Fixes

  • Removes "Microsoft chat provider for Copilot in Windows" from Windows Server devices. The component was incorrectly installed on some devices in a previous Microsoft Edge update.

Feature updates

  • Email notifications for extension requests in the Microsoft Edge management service. The Microsoft Edge management service now provides admins with the ability to receive email notifications for extensions that their users have requested. Once enabled, this will help inform them promptly of any new pending requests that they may have.

Version 124.0.2478.51: April 18, 2024

Fixed various bugs and performance issues, improved reliability.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Dev Channel updates

The following Dev channel updates preceded this Stable channel release. The following Dev notes provide detailed information about the changes in each release.

Feature updates

  • Email notifications for extension requests in the Microsoft Edge management service. The Microsoft Edge management service provides admins with the ability to receive email notifications for extensions that their users requested. This notification helps inform them promptly of any new feedback. Note: This experience is in public preview and can be accessed by opting in to targeted release in the Microsoft 365 admin center.

  • Enterprise secure AI controls in the Microsoft Edge management service. The Microsoft Edge management service now provides a new dedicated space for admins to manage all AI-related policies in the Edge browser. This helps enhance security and productivity for managed users and devices.

  • Customize organizational branding using the Microsoft Edge management service. Admins can customize their organization's branding assets onto Edge for Business through the Microsoft Edge management service. This branding can help users signed in with a Microsoft Entra ID more easily differentiate between multiple profiles and browser windows through visual cues on the profile pill, profile flyout, and Edge for Business taskbar icon.

    This Microsoft Edge management service feature gives admins an enhanced experience to configure, preview, and customize how Edge for Business shows the following organization brand assets:

    • Organization name
    • Accent color
    • Organization logo
    • Edge for Business taskbar icon overlay

    Note: This experience is in public preview and can be accessed by opting in to targeted release in the Microsoft 365 admin center. For more information, see Microsoft Edge for Business and Organization branding.

  • Automatic profile switching controls for Microsoft Edge for Business in the Microsoft Edge management service. The Microsoft Edge management service provides admins with the ability to configure settings for automatic profile switching in the Microsoft Edge browser. This can help enforce context separation between their end users' work and personal browsing.

  • Updated Edge Profile account re-authentication popup when Browser to Web Single-Sign-On (SSO) fails. Edge provides a browser to Web single sign-on (SSO) capability that lets a user sign in to their Edge Profile with a web account first and then automatically sign them into Microsoft first party websites.

    This is done by saving cached credentials. This approach works until there's an authentication challenge to the cached credentials. A typical scenario is when a user changes their password on a different device. The cached credentials on the current device become outdated and SSO fails. Edge detects this failure and shows a re-authentication popup that prompts the user to update their cached credentials on the current device.

  • Removal of Web SQL - Web SQL support is completely removed. In prior releases, Web SQL support was disabled by default but could be re-enabled via the WebSQLAccess policy. After this change, there is no longer any mechanism to enable Web SQL support. This change is happening in the Chromium project, on which Microsoft Edge is based. For more information, see Intent to Deprecate and Remove Web SQL.

  • Cross-device Search Query History suggestions. The existing Search Query suggestions have been enhanced with cross-device query history in both Recent Searches and browser searches for enterprise users who have enabled Edge Sync across devices/browsers. From now on Edge will provide you with the relevant query history suggestions that you have previously searched before no matter where you did it. You can always trust Edge to help you quickly re-find the information that you accessed before.

  • Extending support for viewing MIP Protected PDF Files to different sovereignties (including GCCH). Sovereign cloud customers (including GCCH) will be able to open MIP protected PDF content in Microsoft Edge. This change will be available in the Microsoft Edge built-in PDF reader powered by Adobe Acrobat and the legacy Microsoft Edge PDF engine. Note: This feature is an experiment. Admins can use the feature flag "msMIPSovereigntyPdfViewSupport" to test this feature.

  • Copilot browser Context Policies. To summarize and answer questions based on browser context in Microsoft Edge, Copilot needs to be able to access the browser context. We're providing two new policies to offer more flexibility for admins to customize Edge browser context access across Copilot chats in Edge sidebar.

    • CopilotPageContext - Control Copilot access to browser context for Microsoft Entra ID profiles.
    • CopilotCDPPageContext - Control Copilot with Commercial Data Protection access to browser context for Microsoft Entra ID profiles.
    • The DiscoverPageContextEnabled policy is deprecated in Edge version 124 and will be obsoleted in Edge version 127.
  • Inline Compose. This feature allows users to rewrite text using Copilot. Users can highlight text they'd like to improve when writing in Edge and use the Rewrite tool to iterate with different lengths, formats, and tones. Administrators can control availability using the ComposeInlineEnabled policy.

  • Updated profile management and customization controls. Enhancing the profile management and customization experience through surfaced profile controls and an expanded range of default avatars. With these updates, users can effortlessly tailor their profiles to their preferences and select from a broader collection of profile avatars.

  • Microsoft Edge migrates the updates experience into Browser Essentials. Notifications on available Edge Updates will come from Browser Essentials instead of the Settings page for better visibility and experience.

  • Desktop Shortcut for New Enterprise Devices. New Microsoft Enterprise devices, including Windows Enterprise SKUs, Windows Server SKUs and any domain-joined or AAD-joined devices, running through Windows Out of Box Experience (OOBE) for the first time will see a Microsoft Edge desktop shortcut automatically created. This desktop shortcut provides users with an alternative way to access their Microsoft Edge browser without needing to manually pin and configure their set-up.

  • Updated profile options in new profile experience. Many users unintentionally create empty profiles, cluttering their workspace and impeding their browsing experience. To reduce clutter and the likelihood of profile churn, updated First Run Experience (FRE) string options encourage users to sign-in and meaningfully create profiles for an improved browsing experience, or easily cancel unintentional creation.

  • Updated default profile pill for EDU users in Edge for Business. To improve the applicability of the current Edge for Business default visuals, users signed in with an EDU account will see the default profile pill label updated to "School".

  • Updated UX for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint blocks. Microsoft Edge now provides a different blocking experience for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint based blocks (Web Content Filtering and Custom Indicators). For more information, see Web protection.

Policy updates

New policies

Deprecated policies

Obsoleted policies

Version 123.0.2420.97: April 12, 2024

Fixed various bugs and performance issues, improved reliability.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Improved reliability

  • Fixed a browser crash that was related to Microsoft Edge Sync.

Version 123.0.2420.81: April 4, 2024

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Fixes

  • Resolved an issue when using the Microsoft Edge built-in PDF reader powered by Adobe Acrobat caused fillable PDF form fields to not auto resize correctly when entering large text strings.

Version 122.0.2365.120: April 4, 2024

Fixed various bugs and performance issues for Extended Stable release.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 123.0.2420.65: March 27, 2024

Fixed various bugs and performance issues, includes security fixes, and improves reliability.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Improved reliability

  • Fixed a browser crash that occurred when the UserDataDir policy is used to specify a path on a network share. Note that using a network share location for the user data directory is generally unsupported.

Version 122.0.2365.113: March 27, 2024

Fixed various bugs and performance issues for Extended Stable release.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 123.0.2420.53: March 22, 2024

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Dev Channel updates

The following Dev channel updates preceded this Stable channel release. The following Dev notes provide detailed information about the changes in each release.

Feature updates

  • Customize organizational branding using the Microsoft Edge management service. Admins can customize their organization's branding assets onto Edge for Business through the Microsoft Edge management service. This branding can help users signed in with an Entra ID (formerly known as Azure Active Directory) more easily differentiate between multiple profiles and browser windows through visual cues on the profile pill, profile flyout, and Edge for Business taskbar icon.

    This Microsoft Edge management service feature will give admins an enhanced experience to configure, preview, and customize how Edge for Business shows the following organization brand assets:

    • Organization name
    • Accent color
    • Organization logo
    • Edge for Business taskbar icon overlay

    Note: This experience is in public preview and can be accessed by opting in to targeted release in the M365 admin center. For more information, see Microsoft Edge for Business.

  • Automatic profile switching controls for Microsoft Edge for Business in the Microsoft Edge management service. The Microsoft Edge management service will provide admins with the ability to configure settings for automatic profile switching in the Microsoft Edge browser. This can help enforce context separation between their end users' work and personal browsing. Note: This experience is in public preview and can be accessed by opting in to targeted release in the M365 admin center.

Policy updates

New policies

See also