Microsoft’s Edge browser for Apple Silicon M1 Macs is now available as a beta for all users. The first M1 compatible version of Edge was released last month only for Canary channel users.
The new version is available for Beta, Canary, and Dev channels, however, it cannot be updated directly from an older build. A separate version for M1 chips has to be downloaded from the official Edge website.
Edge browser rolls out to beta and dev insider channels
The Microsft Edge Dev Twitter account made the announcement, sharing that the new version is available for ‘Insider’ channels including Canary, Dev, and Beta.
To download the new Edge update, head over to the website and click download for any of the Insider Channel builds. When the below pop-up appears, click on ‘Mac with Apple chip’ to download the right build for your new Mac.
Edge is the only popular browser right now between Safari, Chrome, and Firefox, that has not been released as a stable Apple Silicon compatible build. However, it still works great with Rosetta 2 on M1 Macs. Edge is a great alternative to Chrome, however, it still lacks history and tab sync which is gradually rolling out to all users.
Check out our coverage of other first-party and third-party macOS apps that have been updated for Apple Silicon M1 Macs.
- VLC for M1 Mac update is now available for all users
- Brave browser gets native support for Apple Silicon M1 Macs
- Chrome for Apple Silicon M1 Macs is now available
- Zoom updated with Apple Silicon M1 Mac support
- Adobe Lightroom now supports Apple’s M1 chip and Windows 10 on ARM
- Pixelmator Pro 2.0 launches with native Apple Silicon support, performance improvements and design refresh
- iMazing app updated with Apple Silicon and ProRAW photo format support
- Firefox 84 released with support for Apple Silicon M1 Macs
- Office for Mac updated with Apple Silicon M1 Mac support
- Twitter app for Mac gets macOS Big Sur support, design improvements, and updated icon
- Sparkle app is updated for Apple Silicon and macOS Big Sur with new design and SEO Assistant
- Apple drops ‘X’ from ‘Final Cut Pro’ – optimizes it for M1 chip with new social media tools
- Apple Silicon Mac universal app updates: DaVinci Resolve, Darkroom, Omni Productivity Suite, Nova 3, and Fantastical