Chime in: Is Microsoft Edge reliable enough to be your go-to browser?

Microsoft Edge is in a weird place. On the one hand, it's a solid browser with extension support, modern technology, and (at least on paper) good performance. However, since most of the modern web seems to be built with Chrome in mind first, some websites simply underperform on Microsoft Edge.

Some users in our forums are debating whether or not Edge is truly ready for the prime time, and we'd like to hear your thoughts as well.

It's become unusable, and this sucks. Freezes, some web pages don't work like ctuit (I use this for work). Up until about 6 months ago I used edge 100% of the time. Today is my first day using Chrome 100% of the time. And it just works. This sucks as I use edge on my note 8 and iPhone 7 plus.


I quite like Microsoft Edge, but some websites crash or even cause the browser to vanish altogether. I've lost work due to Edge's bugginess, but matters have certainly improved in recent Windows builds. Hopefully it only gets better from here.

Microsoft recently announced that Edge will become compatible with Progressive Web Apps (PWA), bringing an app-like experience to websites. The advantage of PWAs is that they are truly platform-agnostic and should help buoy Microsoft's barren Microsoft Store. But we'll have to wait and see how it pans out. For more information on PWAs, go over here.

In the meanwhile, jump in our forum and let us know your thoughts on Microsoft Edge!

From the forums: Is Microsoft Edge reliable enough to be your main browser?

Jez Corden
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Jez Corden a Managing Editor at Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by caffeine. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his Xbox Two podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!