Microsoft Edge with Apple M1 support rolls out to Beta Channel

Macbook Air M1
Macbook Air M1 (Image credit: Daniel Bader / Windows Central)

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.

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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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