Microsoft has confirmed rolling out the Chromium Microsoft Edge browser to Windows 10 users starting January 15, 2020. The Chromium-based browser will replace the existing Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10 PCs.

The confirmation appeared in the updated official documentation of Microsoft Edge for enterprise.

To help our customers become more secure and up-to-date, Microsoft will distribute Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) to Home and Pro Edition devices running Windows 10 version 1803 via Windows Update. This process will start after January 15th, 2020 and more information will be available on that date.

If you are a consumer, your Edge browse will itself get replaced by Chromium Edge browser via Windows update startinng Jan 15. But if you are a business user you still have a choice to block it by installing the Blocker Toolkit. But being involed in Beta testing of the new Chromium Edge browser on both Windows and Android we highly reccomend upgrading to the Chromium one.

The Blocker Toolkit is intended for organizations that would like to block automatic delivery of Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) on devices running Windows 10 version 1803 and newer that are running the Home or Pro Edition of Windows. All other versions and Editions of Windows are excluded from being updated automatically. Devices running Windows 10 Home or Pro Edition that are joined to an Active Directory or Azure Active Directory domain, are MDM managed, or are WSUS or WUfB managed, will also be excluded from this automatic update.

The Chromium Edge browser is faster and more secure as compared to the exisiting Edge browser with added benefit of less memory footprint.