Microsoft has published release schedule for Edge Beta and Stable

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.

Edge Beta Banner

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.

Release schedule

The following table lists the planned release dates for the Beta and Stable channels.

VersionRelease statusBeta Channel
Release week
Stable Channel
Release week
82Released Cancelled Cancelled
85Target releaseWeek of 07-27-2020Week of 08-27-2020
86Target releaseWeek of 09-07-2020Week of 10-08-2020
87Target releaseWeek of 10-19-2020Week of 11-19-2020
88Target releaseWeek of 12-07-2020Week of 01-21-2021
89Target releaseWeek of 02-01-2021Week 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

Download Microsoft Edge

You can download pre-release Edge version for Insiders from here:

Download Microsoft Edge Insider Preview

The stable version of the browser is available on the following page:

Download Microsoft Edge Stable

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.

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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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