Microsoft is pausing Edge Dev, Beta, and Stable updates for the next two weeks

Laurent Giret

windows 2019 aug 20

The Dev, Beta, and Stable channels for Microsoft Edge won’t get any updates for the next two weeks, the Edge team announced yesterday. Microsoft is pausing updates in these channels to stay aligned with the Chromium Project’s release schedule, though the Canary channel will continue to receive updates every weekday.

“Starting the week of July 13th, we’ll resume our typical release cadence, with updates coming to Dev weekly and Beta every 6 weeks,” the team explained. The stable channel for Microsoft Edge is also on a six weeks release cycle, just like Google Chrome.

Microsoft’s Edge Insider channels allow enthusiasts to get early access to new features and, share feedback on them with the Edge team, or report any bugs in the new Chromium-based browser. You can also install Insider versions of Edge alongside the stable version, and all versions can sync your settings and bookmarks, and extensions. However, one thing Microsoft Edge still can’t do is syncing your browsing history and open tabs across devices, and Edge Insiders in the Canary channel are really looking forward to having this feature.

In case you missed it, Microsoft has started rolling out its new Edge browser to all Windows 10 PCs via Windows Update, where it will replace the legacy Edge browser. Later this year, the Windows 10 20H2 update will be the first version of Windows 10 to include the new Microsoft Edge out of the box.