Microsoft Edge based on Chromium is finally available for download on all supported versions of Windows and macOS. The New Microsoft Edge browser is made possible by the Chromium open-source project and other open-source software.
Microsoft Edge is based on the same engine that powers Google’s Chrome browser, so the new Edge browse will work with websites and not deal with compatibility issues. As a result, New Microsoft Edge can use the expansive collection of browser extensions available from the Chrome Web Store. Don’t confuse this new Microsoft Edge browser that depends on the Chromium project with the previous version. The original Edge was built on Microsoft’s browser engine.
How to Install Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows 11
In this section, we are going to discuss How to Download and Install the New Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows 11. When you install the new Microsoft Edge on your Windows operating system, the old Edge browser will not work. Here are the steps:
Step 1: Head to Microsoft’s Edge webpage and select your operating system from the download menu.
Note:- The browser is available for Windows 10, but if you have other versions of Windows like Windows 8.1, 8, and 7 then also you can download it. Even though Microsoft has officially ended support for Windows 7.
Step 2: Click on “Download” and click on “Accept and download” on the next screen, to download the installer file.
Step 3: Open the installer file and then go through the installation screens to install Edge. Once installed, Edge will automatically startup.
Note:- If you already have the Chrome browser installed, Edge will ask if you want to import your bookmarks, autofill data, and history from the Google Chrome browser, or start from scratch. If you decide to start from scratch, you can import your browser data later.
Install Edge Extensions From the Microsoft Store
Once you have installed the Edge browser, you can add extensions or add-ons to the Edge browser. Here’s how you can add extensions to the Edge browser from Microsoft Store.
Step 1: Open the Microsoft Edge browser and visit the Microsoft Edge Add-on page.
Step 2: Find and select the extension you want to install on Microsoft Edge. You can either search for the extension on the search bar or browse by category to find the right extensions for you.
Step 3: After you’ve found an extension, you want to add, select the extension and click “Get” to add the extension to your browser.
Step 4: A window will pop up if the extension needs certain permissions or data. To approve, click “Add extension”. Once added, you can manage it on the Extensions page.
You can check out our guide on How to Manage Extensions on Microsoft Edge Browser.
Install Edge Extensions From the Google Chrome Web Store
As the new Microsoft Edge is based on Chromium you can install extensions and add-ons from Google’s Chrome Web store. Here are the steps:
Step 1: In the Edge browser, click on the three-dot menu up in the right-hand corner and click “Extensions“. Or else, you can enter this
edge://extensions/ on your Edge browser address bar to open the extensions page.
Step 2: Now on the bottom-left corner, toggle on the “Allow extensions from other stores” option and then tap Allow. After that, you can install extensions from Chome Web Store.
Step 3: For that, navigate to the Chrome Web Store and search for an extension.
Step 4: Once you find the one you want, click on “Add to Chrome” and then click on “Add Extension” and the store will add the extension to the Edge browser. Once added, you can manage the add-ons on Edge’s Extensions page.
That’s it. This is how you can download and install Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows 11. I hope this article was helpful to you. If you liked the article then you can share it with your friends.
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