Microsoft Edge for Mac Is Here: How to Download

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You can install Microsoft Edge on your MacBook, you just have to be OK with using an unfinished build, as this Chromium version of  the Edge web browser is currently available in developer beta builds.

Chromium Edge has arrived on the Mac.

Specifically, Microsoft has released the "Canary" build of Edge, which is even more unfinished than a beta release. Canary builds of Chromium-based browsers are typically updated daily, patching the little (or big) bugs that pop up. 

MORE: New Microsoft Edge Features: macOS Support, IE Mode

After initially announcing Edge for Mac in a blog post,  the Canary build was first leaked in this tweet from Twitter account H0x0d. If you install software from an unofficial source, scan that downloaded package with your antivirus software of choice. We have to remind you to be wary of installing things that show up in random people's Twitter feeds.

How to install Microsoft Edge on a Mac:

1. Open this page and click Download under the build of your choice:

Select a version.

2. Click Accept and download.Accept and Download

3. Open the downloaded package.

Open downloaded file

4. Click Continue. Your version number may differ.

Click continue

5. Click Install.Click install

6. Enter your password, and click Install Software.Enter password, click install

7. Click Close.

Click close

8. Click Move to Trash. You don't need that installer anymore, do you?Click move to trash

9. Now you can browse all the sites you want, including say, our sister site, Tom's Guide. Browse

10. Click on the little blue shield and window button to open Microsoft Defender. There, you'll be able to disable and re-enable Microsoft's web activity monitoring that seeks to protect you from opening malicious sites.Use Defender

11. Click on the Profile icon to log into your Microsoft account. Login to your Microsoft Profile

12. Click Sign In to log into your Microsoft account. Sign in

Now, remember, that "CAN" means this is a Canary — basically a pre-beta beta version that's updated daily — version of Edge, which means there will be bugs to deal with. It's not fit for every user, but you're not every user, you're a power user!

Remember, it's a canary beta

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Henry T. Casey
Henry T. Casey,
Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he's the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters.
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