Microsoft Edge, commonly referred to as simply "Edge," is a web browser developed by Microsoft. It is the default web browser for Windows operating systems, replacing Internet Explorer as the default browser starting with Windows 10. Edge is designed to provide users with a fast, secure, and modern web browsing experience. It is built on the Chromium open-source project, which is also the foundation for Google Chrome.
Some key features of Microsoft Edge include a user-friendly interface, integration with Microsoft services and applications, a built-in search engine, support for web extensions, and features like Cortana, Microsoft's virtual assistant. Edge also emphasizes security and privacy, offering features such as tracking prevention, password management, and enhanced protection against malicious websites.
Microsoft regularly updates Edge with new features and improvements to keep it competitive in the browser market. Users can use Edge on Windows devices, including PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, as well as on macOS and mobile devices through dedicated versions of the browser.