Microsoft has extended the capabilities of its EdgeHTML-based Edge Browser by rolling out the Edge Browser on macOS with the help of Google Chromium.
Edge for MacOS has been developed by dropping Microsoft’s own software for Google’s open-source Chromium engine. The move is a means to make the Edge Browser available on more platforms and make versions of the app that works on iOS, Android and macOS, instead of just Windows.
Microsft’s Edge for MacOS is available on the Microsoft Edge Insider site as a Canary build and we can expect a more stable Developer build soon. The browser will be able to run on macOS 10.12 and above and also supports MacOS Mojave’s dark/light mode switching through system settings.
The company has also revealed that it is designing user experiences that are exclusive to macOS, by leveraging specific hardware features available on Mac. For example, the Touch Bar enabled versions of MacBooks will be able to use contextual actions for website shortcuts, tab switching, video controls and navigation with trackpad gestures through Edge for macOS.
Microsoft Edge for macOS is available for download through the Canary Channel at the Microsoft Edge Insider website.