Microsoft’s Edge browser is coming to the Mac ‘soon’


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Microsoft kicked off its annual Build 2019 developer conference this morning and to the surprise of Apple fans, the Windows-maker showed off some new software that runs on Mac.

Windows 10 users have been able to test early builds of Microsoft’s Edge Chromium browsers since last month, but it looks like Mac users won’t have to wait long to test out Edge. Microsoft doesn’t have a launch date yet, however, it briefly teased Edge running on macOS in a new video.

Early builds of Chromium on Edge have performed pretty well when it comes to reliability and performance. The browser comes with some interesting new feature ideas, like Collections which help you collect, save and organize content across the web. It also packs some good privacy tools and integrates well with Microsoft services.

In its blog post detailing some of the new features, Microsoft says the macOS version is coming “soon.” We’ll have to wait and see how big the performance improvements are on macOS, but the new browser could give Chrome and Apple’s Safari browser some solid competition.


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