Edge Chromium Receives Extension Syncing

One of the previously missing features, Extension Syncing, is finally coming to Microsoft Edge Chromium. It has already landed in the Canary branch of the browser, which is features Chromium 82 as its base at the moment of this writing.


A new techcommunity forum post reveals that starting in Edge Canary 82.0.424.0, some of the users are lucky to get the extension sync option. The feature is a work-in-progress, and is under controlled feature roll-out as of now.

This is a long awaited change in the browser. As you may remember, the Chromium-based Edge browser has started with a few features not included into the initial release. One of the is ARM devices support, which made its appearance in the Stable channel with Edge v80. The Extension Syncing option is expected to firstly reach the Dev channel once it get updated to Edge 82.

As of this writing, the most recent Canary version is Microsoft Edge Canary 82.0.425.0. Other actual Edge versions are listed below.

Microsoft recently released the first stable version of Microsoft Edge Chromium to the public. Surprisingly, 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.

Interested users can download MSI installers for deployment and customization.

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.

Actual Edge versions

The actual versions of Edge Chromium at the moment of this writing are as follows:

You will find many Edge tricks and features covered in the following post:

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

Also, see the following updates.


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