The Microsoft Edge browser has been updated to version 104 by Microsoft and is now available to everyone through the stable channel. Furthermore, the new version of Edge has a number of interesting features, including the ability to import browsing data from Google Chrome.
Edge now gives you the option to sign in with your Google account when you first run it. This makes it easier than ever to switch to Edge because Edge can now get browsing history from Chrome that has been saved to the cloud. Normally, browsers can import data from other browsers that are installed on the system, but that necessitates first installing a new browser. Since Edge is a part of Windows, it might encourage users to switch from Chrome.
Microsoft is expanding the existing Balanced and Strict levels for this feature by adding a new Basic level with Edge version 104. The increased security option, which was initially introduced in Edge 98 in late February, is the only other noticeable improvement. This feature disables just-in-time compilation for websites that aren’t specifically labelled as safe. However, your most-visited sites were not affected by this method, and the feature was turned off by default because it hurts compatibility while making it harder to attack risky sites.
Changelog: Microsoft Edge | Version 104.0.1293.47
- Enhance your security on the web: Improvements to Enhance your security on the web in edge://settings/privacy now include Basic as the new default option. With this option, Microsoft Edge will apply added security protection to the less visited sites. This feature preserves the user experience for the most popular sites on the web. For more information, see Browse more safely with Microsoft Edge.
- Import Chrome data: Without Chrome during First Run Experience. This feature lets a user bring in their Chrome data by logging in to their Google account during Microsoft Edge’s First Run Experience. This feature can be turned off by disabling First Run Experience with the HideFirstRunExperience policy, or by setting AutoImportAtFirstRun to ‘DisabledAutoImport’.