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 120.0.2210.181: February 20, 2024

Fixed various bugs and performance issues for Extended Stable channel.

Version 121.0.2277.128: February 15, 2024

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Fixes

  • Edge has a feature that provides an option to import browser data on each launch from other browsers with user consent. This feature‚Äôs state might not have been syncing and displaying correctly across multiple devices. This is fixed.

Policy updates

Additional policy changes

Version 120.0.2210.175: February 8, 2024

Fixed various bugs and performance issues for Extended Stable channel.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 121.0.2277.112: February 8, 2024

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 121.0.2277.110: February 7, 2024

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 121.0.2277.106: February 5, 2024

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Fixes

Version 121.0.2277.98: February 1, 2024

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 120.0.2210.167: January 31, 2024

Fixed various bugs and performance issues for Extended Stable.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 121.0.2277.83: January 25, 2024

Fixed various bugs and performance issues. For more information, see Improved reliability and Dev Channel updates.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Improved reliability

  • Fixed a browser crash in on-premise sync

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

  • Enable organizational branding in Edge for Business. Enable your organization's branding assets from Entra onto profile-related UI for profiles signed in with an Entra ID (formerly known as Azure Active Directory) account. You can add your organization's details such as name to the profile pill, name and brand color to the profile flyout, and logo to overlay the Edge for Business taskbar icon. This branding can help users more easily differentiate between multiple profiles and browser windows.

    Default organizational branding can be enabled by admins through the following policies:

    Admins will need to have "company branding" assets configured in the Microsoft Entra admin center for branding assets to be applied to this feature.

    For more information, see Microsoft Edge for Business and Add company branding to your organization's sign-in page.

  • Microsoft Edge migrates the updates experience into Browser Essentials. Getting alerts on available Edge Updates will come from Browser Essentials instead of the Settings page for better visibility and experience. Note: This feature is a controlled feature rollout. If you don't see this feature, check back as we continue our rollout.

  • Added support for AVIF and AV1 file formats. Microsoft Edge now supports the AVIF and AV1 file formats which offer better compression and higher quality images and videos. Users can enjoy faster loading times and better quality media on websites.

  • E-tree in Wallet. Users signed into Microsoft Edge with a personal Microsoft Account (MSA) can grow a virtual seed into a tree with Wallet. Once it's grown, a real tree is planted. Administrators can control the availability using the EdgeWalletEtreeEnabled policy.

  • New Website Typo Protection policies. The built-in Website Typo Protection warns users if it appears there is a mistyped popular domain name which could land users on a malicious webpage. Administrators can control the availability and configure Website Typo Protection by using the PreventTyposquattingPromptOverride and TyposquattingAllowListDomains policies.

Policy updates

New policies

Obsoleted policies

Version 120.0.2210.160: January 25, 2024

Fixed various bugs and performance issues for Extended Stable.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 120.0.2210.144: January 17, 2024

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Important

This update to Stable channel contains a fix for CVE-2024-0519, 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 120.0.2210.133: January 11, 2024

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 120.0.2210.121: January 5, 2024

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 120.0.2210.91: December 21, 2023

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Important

This update to Stable channel contains a fix for CVE-2023-7024, 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 120.0.2210.89: December 20, 2023

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Feature updates

  • Microsoft Edge Workspaces improvements for offline functionality. Any workspace previously opened on a device is cached locally and can be opened on that device from that cache even if it fails to connect. Changes persist on that device and are resolved into the synced version when a connection can finally be made. Note: This feature is a controlled feature rollout. If you don't see this feature, check back as we continue our rollout.

Version 120.0.2210.77: December 14, 2023

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 120.0.2210.61: December 7, 2023

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Feature updates

  • RendererAppContainer. For extra security benefits, the Windows native app container is enabled by default. Note: If Enterprise organizations identify a compatibility issue due to code injection from security software, they should follow up with the software publisher directly. Alternatively, they can use the RendererAppContainerEnabled policy to trade off the security benefits in Microsoft Edge with their other software.

  • Updated SmartActionsBlockList policy. The SmartActionsBlockList policy is updated with new policy option mappings. Administrators can now configure the policy to control Smart actions like definitions on websites (smart_actions_website) or control Smart actions in pdfs and on websites (smart_actions).

Policy updates

New policies

Version 118.0.2088.122: November 29, 2023

Fixed various bugs and performance issues for Extended Stable release.

Important

This update to Extended Stable channel contains a fix for CVE-2023-6345, 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 119.0.2151.97: November 29, 2023

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Important

This update to Stable channel contains a fix for CVE-2023-6345, 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 119.0.2151.93: November 27, 2023

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 118.0.2088.109: November 16, 2023

Fixed various bugs and performance issues for Extended Stable release.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 119.0.2151.72: November 16, 2023

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 118.0.2088.102: November 9, 2023

Fixed various bugs and performance issues for Extended Stable release.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 119.0.2151.58: November 9, 2023

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Policy update

Version 119.0.2151.44: November 2, 2023

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Feature updates

  • Compression Dictionary Transport support. A version of the Compression Dictionary Transport feature is available for sites to use by participating in the associated origin trial. If your network uses a middlebox that inspects network traffic and/or you previously encountered issues with the ZSDCH feature, review the Considerations for zstd-based Shared Dictionary Compression for HTTP page which contains updated guidance.

  • Behavioral changes to the beforeunload event. The behavior of the beforeunload event has changed such that calling preventDefault in a beforeunload event handler triggers a confirmation dialog. Setting returnValue to an empty string in a beforeunload event handler no longer triggers a confirmation dialog. This behavior takes effect starting in Microsoft Edge version 119. Administrators can temporarily opt out of this functionality by disabling the BeforeunloadEventCancelByPreventDefaultEnabled policy.

  • Split screen restore improvements. Split screen allows you to simultaneously work on multiple tasks across two, side-by-side screens in one browsing tab to boost your productivity and multitask more efficiently. Now after the browser is restarted and the previous session is restored, the split tab will also be restored.

  • Additional capability to manage sidebar apps. Administrators can utilize the "sidebar_auto_open_blocked" ExtensionSettings policy field to control the auto-open behavior of sidebar apps. For more information, see Detailed guide to the ExtensionSettings policy.

  • Updates to Microsoft Edge enterprise sync settings page. When the ForceSyncTypes and SyncTypesListDisabled polices are used concurrently, the sync settings page (edge://settings/profiles/sync) accurately show the status for each data type.

Policy updates

New policies

Version 118.0.2088.88: November 2, 2023

Fixed various bugs and performance issues for Extended Stable release.

Version 118.0.2088.76: October 27, 2023

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 118.0.2088.69: October 24, 2023

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Feature updates

  • Designer (Preview) in the Microsoft Edge sidebar. All Microsoft Edge users with Manifest version 4.8.5 or higher (users can see their version using edge://sidebar-internals), including those that are working on managed devices, can now add the Designer (Preview) app to the Edge sidebar by clicking on the "+" and setting the Designer (Preview) toggle to on. Designer (Preview) allows you to experience the generative AI capabilities offered by Microsoft Designer https://designer.microsoft.com from inside the Edge browser.

    Designer is a new AI system from Microsoft that generates visual, customizable designs based on your text description and images. This release will be available in English for the following country/regions: Australia, India, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States.

    Administrators can manage sidebar apps including Designer (Preview) icon by using the policies described in Manage the sidebar in Microsoft Edge. The ID for Designer (Preview) app is 2cb2db96-3bd0-403e-abe2-9269b3761041.

Version 118.0.2088.61: October 20, 2023

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 118.0.2088.57: October 18, 2023

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Feature updates

  • Icon change in Edge sidebar. The Bing icon entry point in the Microsoft Edge sidebar has been changed to the new Copilot icon. No other changes in this experience are expected.

See also