A minor UI change has landed in the latest Canary build of Microsoft Edge. Microsoft has replaced the icons you see in the menus and settings of the browser with new rounder icons, which follow the latest design trends of the latest version of the Fluent design.
The change has arrived with Edge 88.0.697.0. Here is how the new icons look.
The change is really minor, but some users that pay attention to every single detail of app design may find it very important and significant.
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. Finally, 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 and mobile apps on iOS and Android. Windows 7 users will receive updates until July 15, 2021.
Actual Edge versions as of today
- Stable Channel: 86.0.622.63
- Beta Channel: 87.0.664.30
- Dev Channel: 88.0.692.0
- Canary Channel: 88.0.697.0
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
Thanks to Leo for the tip.