How to check the Microsoft Edge browser version on your PC

One of the most interesting stories to come out of Microsoft is that of Microsoft Edge. Initially introduced as a successor to Internet Explorer, the Edge browser come with a lot of hype from the parent company, but despite promising a lot on paper, the browser was just not able to stand up to the might of Chrome and Safari.

However, everything changed when news started circulating about Microsoft working on a new ‘Edge’ browser. yes, we did receive a fair share of jokes and jibes, but something about the tone of the announcement felt different.

Recently, Microsoft ended the suspense and announced the new Microsft Edge browser. Nicknamed, the ‘Edge Chromium’, the new browser is a replacement to the existing Edge browser. yes, that’s correct, its a ‘Replacement’ and not just a regular update. The reason for this is that Microsoft has changed the core of the browser and rather than working on the existing platform, they have built the new Edge browser on the Chromium base. For those of you who don’t know, this is the same base that the Google Chrome browser is built on.

Just like Chrome, the new Microsoft Edge browser is updated silently in the background, and when Microsoft makes public announcements about new features coming to the browser, we are always curious as to whether or not we have the latest build of the browser as specified by the company.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to check the Microsoft Edge browser version on your PC.

Step 1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser on your PC.

Step 2. Click on the ‘three-dot‘ icon on the top right-hand side of the browser.

Step 3. Click on the ‘Settings‘ option from the drop-down menu.

Step 4. Click on the ‘About Microsoft Edge‘ tab on the left-hand side pane.

Step 5. The browser version will now be on the right-hand side window.

Here, the browser will also check for any pending updates, and you can simply install them with the click of a button.

If you want to try out the new Microsoft Edge browser on your PC, you can download it for free by clicking here.


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