Microsoft released a new stable version of the company's Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser. Microsoft Edge 83 is being rolled out gradually to all systems it is installed on. The company changed the way Edge updates are pushed out with this release by switching to a gradual rollout. Means: it may take several days before the new version of Edge is offered on a particular device.
Users who don't want to wait this long can check out our guide on updating Edge manually to get updates right away.
Tip: you can check the version of the browser by loading edge://settings/help in the browser's address bar.
Microsoft Edge 83 Stable is a big update that includes new features and improvements across the board. Microsoft integrated one of the most requested features in Edge 83. It is now possible to sync extensions across all devices Edge is installed on.
If sync is enabled, Edge will sync Microsoft Store and Chrome Store extensions across all devices the browser is installed on.
You can check out the sync settings directly by loading edge://settings/profiles/sync in the browser's address bar. There you may turn sync on or off, and customize synchronization. The new Extensions sync option is listed once the browser is updated to version 83. Just toggle it on or off like the other options.
History and open tabs syncing is still not available in Edge 83 on the other hand and Microsoft promises that it is coming soon.
Cookie management has been improved in the new version of Edge as well. It is now possible to exclude certain cookies from being deleted when Edge is configured to clear the browsing data on exit automatically.
Just visit edge://settings/clearBrowsingDataOnClose in the browser's address bar to configure Edge to delete certain browsing data on close. You find the new exemption option when you enable the deletion of cookies and other site data.
Select add and type the name of a site that you want to exclude from the deletion; this is useful if you want to preserve cookies, e.g. to avoid being logged out whenever Microsoft Edge is closed.
Now You: Have you tried the new Edge browser recently? What is your impression of it?
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