Microsoft Edge Dev Channel is available for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1

Recently, Microsoft made their newest Chromium-based Edge browser available for Windows versions other than Windows 10. The company has released the Canary branch version for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. Today, the Dev branch is also became available to users of older Windows version.


Microsoft Edge Download Page

The official announcement states

Today we released the Dev channel for previous versions of Windows, now available in addition to the Canary channel released last week. You can download both from the Microsoft Edge Insider website. Give it a try and let us know what you think using the “Send feedback” smiley, the Microsoft Edge Insider forums, or by reaching out on Twitter.

Microsoft Edge Chromium for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 supports almost all the features that are available on Windows 10 and Mac. Edge Dev is updated weekly; they come out on Tuesdays. The Edge Beta channel which receives updates every six weeks should become available for the older operating systems soon.

At the moment of this writing, the latest Microsoft Edge Chromium versions are as follows.

I have covered many Edge tricks and features in the following post:

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

Also, see the following updates.


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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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