March 28, 2020
Microsoft Chromium-based Edge browser

Microsoft is Starting to Push Out its Chromium-Powered Web Browser Today

Software behemoth Microsoft is looking to take more market share in the web browser industry, with its release of its Chromium-backed Edge…

Today, Microsoft is making its new Chromium-based Edge web browser available for Windows 10 users, as it previously announced. It supports Chrome extensions, user profiles, and claims a faster browsing experience. But, it comes with a substantial consumer obligation.

Microsoft Chromium-Based Edge Web Browser goes Live Today

Microsoft is releasing its Chromium-powered Edge web browser today, intending to increase its market share. However, there’s one stipulation that end-users might not like — everyone using it must eventually switch over to the new platform. (Only enterprise Business subscribers will have the option to block the change-over.)

The new version will include sync support for passwords, history, favorites, and settings across Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. Additionally, the browser will feature the company’s new built-in tracking protection.

It likewise contains some new business tools, including searches for co-workers, office locations, floor plans, along with company acronyms.

But, it’s going up against unfavorable odds. Right now, Edge claims a mere 2.3 percent of market share. Meanwhile, Chrome dominates the space with 63.22 percent, Safari comes in second with 15.76 percent, and Firefox third with 4.6 percent, according to StatCounter.com.

Ashley Lipman

Ashley Lipman is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking.

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