What you need to know
- Microsoft Edge with support for Apple's M1 chips is now available in the Canary, Dev, and Beta channels.
- Microsoft first rolled out M1 support for Edge in December 2020.
- Edge on new Mac devices can now take full advantage of Apple's new silicon.
People running Apple's latest Mac devices, including the new MacBook Pro, now have several choices when it comes to Microsoft Edge. You can now download Edge with native support for Apple's M1 chips in the Canary, Dev, or Beta channels. With support for Apple's M1 chips, Microsoft's browser can take full advantage of Apple's new silicon.
Edge is quickly working its way through Microsoft's various Insider channels. The company first started talking about M1 support back in November. M1 support came to Edge in the Canary channel in mid-December and was quickly followed by support in the Dev Channel on January 7. Now, less than two weeks after it shipped to the Dev channel, you can grab Edge with M1 support in the Beta channel.
Starting today, you can download your Microsoft Edge Insider channel of choice with native macOS ARM64 support! Head to our Insider website to download Canary, Dev, or Beta to see how it runs, and let us know what you think. 💪 https://t.co/GkOtE8JaCi https://t.co/4XGdzcE31dStarting today, you can download your Microsoft Edge Insider channel of choice with native macOS ARM64 support! Head to our Insider website to download Canary, Dev, or Beta to see how it runs, and let us know what you think. 💪 https://t.co/GkOtE8JaCi https://t.co/4XGdzcE31d— Microsoft Edge Dev (@MSEdgeDev) January 15, 2021January 15, 2021
If this development cycle keeps up, it won't be long until we see a version of Microsoft Edge with M1 support reach general availability.
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The new Microsoft Edge runs on Chromium, supports popular extensions, and regularly gets new features from Microsoft. The Canary, Dev, and Beta versions of Edge get new features to test and try out regularly as well.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at email@example.com.
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