Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser comes to macOS

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Microsoft has announced that the next version of its Edge browser is coming to macOS, bringing the same new browsing experience that the company previewed last month on Windows.

The tech giant had released the first Dev and Canary channel builds of the next version of Microsoft Edge for Windows 10. This version of Edge will be based on the Chromium open source project.

The plan to adopt the Chromium open source project for Edge browser was announced in December last year. The aim is to create better web compatibility for customers, and less fragmentation of the web for web developers.

Also read: Features of Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser leaked before launch

Now, the company has announced the first preview builds of the same for macOS. The new experience will make users of macOS feel at home on a Mac. Microsoft has tailored the look and feel to complement the other apps on the platform.

“We are committed to building a world class browser with Microsoft Edge through differentiated user experience features and connected services. With this initial release, we have made several changes to the user interface to align with the Microsoft design language whilst making it feel natural on macOS,” wrote Microsoft Edge Team in a blog post.

For instance, the fonts, menus, keyboard shortcuts, and title casing in new Edge will match the macOS platform. The user experiences have been designed using the specific hardware features on Mac so that it remains exclusive to the platform.

The preview builds of the latest version of Microsoft Edge for macOS are now available via preview channels—Microsoft Edge Insider Channels.

The Microsoft Edge Insider Canary Channel has been launched now which can be downloaded and tried at the Insider site on macOS 10.12 and above. Whereas, the Dev Channel is expected to be released soon.

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