Major changes coming to Microsoft Edge. The built-in default browser for Windows 10 hasn’t proved to be very popular. Edge accounts for just over 5% of Internet traffic compared to Google Chrome’s 67%.

Microsoft decided to rebuild Edge from the ground up into a totally new browser. A browser based on Chromium, the same platform used for Google Chrome.


The new and hopefully improved Edge has been available for preview for quite some time, but it will finally be available to everyone starting on January 15 of 2020.

With the changes comes a brand new logo. One that looks a lot less like the old Internet Explorer logo.


One of the big changes is an Internet Explorer compatibility mode that will allow you to use web apps and sites that only work on Internet Explorer without switching browsers.

If you’d like to get a head start and download the newer version for Windows or Mac, you can click here to try it out.