Microsoft Edge Browser

Microsoft has announced today that Microsoft Edge legacy will be removed from Windows 10 on April 13. The Windows 10 Tuesday patch update will remove the old Microsoft Edge and replace it with new Microsoft Edge.

Official support for Microsoft Edge legacy ends on March 9, 2021. After this end of support date, Microsoft Edge Legacy will no longer receive security updates.

Windows 10 monthly security update known as Tuesday (or “B”) release on April 13, 2021 will remove this old Edge. And it will install the new Microsoft Edge if it is not installed yet.

To replace this out of support application, we are announcing that the new Microsoft Edge will be available as part of the Windows 10 cumulative monthly security update—otherwise referred to as the Update Tuesday (or “B”) release—on April 13, 2021.

When you apply this update to your devices, the out of support Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application will be removed and the new Microsoft Edge will be installed. The new Microsoft Edge offers built-in security and our best interoperability with the Microsoft security ecosystem, all while being more secure than Chrome for businesses on Windows 10.

The Windows 10 versions impacted by this update are listed below.

  • Windows 10, version 1803, all editions (April 2018)

  • Windows 10, version 1809, all editions (October 2018)

  • Windows 10, version 1903, all editions (May 2019)

  • Windows 10, version 1909, all editions (October 2019)

  • Windows 10, version 2004, all editions (May 2020)

  • Windows 10, version 20H2, all editions (October 2020)

    • Because Windows 10, 20H2 already uses the new Microsoft Edge as its default browser, it will not be reinstalled; only Microsoft Edge Legacy will be removed.