Microsoft has published the release schedule for the Chromium-based Edge browser. The document covers release dates for versions up to 89, and covers two channels, Beta and Stable.
Microsoft Edge is now a Chromium-based browser with a number of exclusive features like Read Aloud and services tied to Microsoft instead of Google. The browser has already received a few updates, with support for ARM64 devices in Edge Stable 80. Also, Microsoft Edge is still supporting a number of aging Windows versions, including Windows 7, which has recently reached its end of support. Check out Windows Versions Supported by Microsoft Edge Chromium and Edge Chromium latest roadmap. Finally, interested users can download MSI installers for deployment and customization.
Pre-release Edge versions
For pre-release versions, Microsoft is currently using three channels to deliver updates to Edge Insiders. The Canary channel receives updates daily (except Saturday and Sunday), the Dev channel is getting updates weekly, and the Beta channel is updated every 6 weeks. Microsoft is going to support Edge Chromium on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, alongside macOS, Linux (coming in the future) and mobile apps on iOS and Android. Windows 7 users will receive updates until July 15, 2021.
The following table lists the planned release dates for the Beta and Stable channels.
|Version||Release status||Beta Channel|
|85||Target release||Week of 07-27-2020||Week of 08-27-2020|
|86||Target release||Week of 09-07-2020||Week of 10-08-2020|
|87||Target release||Week of 10-19-2020||Week of 11-19-2020|
|88||Target release||Week of 12-07-2020||Week of 01-21-2021|
|89||Target release||Week of 02-01-2021||Week of 03-04-2021|
For the other two channels, Dev and Canary, Microsoft will keep their regular schedule by releasing Dev builds weekly, and Canary builds daily.
The release dates are approximate, and depends on a number of factors, including Chromium project's own release schedule, which can be changed by Google at any moment of time.
Actual Edge Versions
- Stable Channel: 84.0.522.40
- Beta Channel: 84.0.522.28
- Dev Channel: 85.0.564.13
- Canary Channel: 86.0.586.0
Download Microsoft Edge
You can download pre-release Edge version for Insiders from here:
The stable version of the browser is available on the following page:
Note: Microsoft has started delivering Microsoft Edge to users of Windows via Windows Update. The update is provisioned for users of Windows 10 version 1803 and above, and replaces the classic Edge app once installed. The browser, when delivered with KB4559309, makes it impossible to uninstall it from Settings. Check out the following workaround: Uninstall Microsoft Edge If Uninstall Button is Grayed Out.