How to Download Microsoft Edge Beta for Mac Right Now
Want to try out and download the upcoming Microsoft Edge web browser for Mac? You can do that right now, without having to wait for the final version to come out.
Microsoft has announced that the Microsoft Edge browser will be coming to the Mac platform natively, meaning you won’t have to run Microsoft Edge in a Windows 10 virtual machine if you don’t want to, instead Microsoft Edge will run as a regular app on the Mac. Microsoft Edge for Mac is built off of Chromium and is actively under development, and while in beta there will be two builds available to try out for users who are interested; a nightly changing Canary build, and a weekly changing Dev build. Eventually a final version will be released to the general public of course too. But you don’t have to wait for the final version to be released to download and use the Microsoft Edge browser for Mac right now, so if you feel like trying out a new web browser on your Mac, follow the links below to download Edge for MacOS:
Microsoft Edge for Mac Beta Download Links
- Get Microsoft Edge Dev build here
- Get Microsoft Edge Canary build here
- Go to the official Microsoft Edge Insider page here for added details
Launching and using the Microsoft Edge browser on the Mac is the same as any other Mac app, as it installs into your /Applications folder. From some brief preliminary testing, despite being a developer beta build it seems to work fine and be stable enough for regular use.
Updates to the Edge builds will arrive through the browser itself, much like they do in Google Chrome (which again, Edge for Mac is based on Chromium).
The Canary build will receive updates daily, while the Dev build will receive updates weekly. You can install and try out either or both (or neither) on a Mac. If you just want to play around with the browser and explore, the Dev build is probably better suited for that purpose.
These early beta builds for Edge are probably best suited for developers, but will undoubtedly appeal to tinkerers and Windows users with Macs too.
As you may already know, Microsoft Edge is the default web browser for Windows 10 (which you’ve long been able to run in Boot Camp or a virtual machine on a Mac), and Microsoft Edge for iPhone and iPad is also available too, so if you enjoy the browser on one platform you might also want to use it on other devices too to sync all of your data between those platforms and browsers. And hey if you like Edge enough, you can even have it set as your default web browser on the Mac if you want to.
These Microsoft Edge for Mac download links have been floating around the web after being discovered by @h0x0d on Twitter, you can follow @osxdaily on Twitter too while you’re checking that out.
I guess its another option in the choices users have for browsers. Will have to see how it can offer some features specific to Microsoft ecosystem that may be of value for web users? I stick with Safari on Mac OS because its a really good browser that is well mated to the Apple OS. I never found Chrome to perform that well and was more resource hungry. After trying Edge Chromium my experience pretty much was similar to Chrome.
Will this have an anti tracking option like Duck Duck Go used to have!
I read it is built on Chromeium. If it’s true and can provide equivalent result to Chrome, it will be good for people who don’t use Safari. At least they’ll share a little less personal data compared to Chrome ! :-)