By design, Microsoft has merged some of the best features of the previous Edge with the layout of Google Chrome. Microsoft has done this by intention to make switching a comfortable experience for all users. The UI of the browser is just like other chrome-based browsers and looks the same as Chrome, Opera, and Brave. However, there are slight differences like sharper edges, settings layout, and an option to easily opt-out of targeted advertising.
The new tab page has been carried over from the previous version of Edge. There are three layout versions – Inspirational, Informational, and Focused, and users can switch between any depending on their mood. The new tab page also pins the most visited websites below the search bar, and these sites can also be manually updated. Right beneath the pinned websites, MSN displays an endless feed of news, from all domains, that has been trending in the past 24 hours. Users can choose to customize the topics that are displayed or can turn off the feature for a more minimalistic layout.
An abundance of new extensions
The Chrome Web Store definitely has the most extensions available out of any other repository. The add-on you’re looking for will be there before anywhere else.
You must have a Chromium-powered browser for the extensions to work. Since the program falls into this category now, then you can use extensions with it too.
Same Exterior, Different Interior
Overall, it appears like Microsoft made a good choice to start using Chromium. The design of the browser still looks and feels the same, but there are so many possibilities that could come in the future.
Better for Developers
Web developers must always make sure the websites they’re coding are compatible with every major browser being used in the present. To do this, they must pay attention to the primary browser engines used to make these browsers. The engines include Gecko by Mozilla, Blink by Google, WebKit by Apple, and EdgeHTML by Microsoft.