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Microsoft Edge 86 is now rolling out for everyone, and here's the new features list



As per the Microsoft Edge enterprise roadmap and release schedule, Microsoft started rolling out the Microsoft Edge version 86 to everyone on time. The latest build 86.0.622.38 on the stable release channel adds many new features to Microsoft Edge (Chromium) that includes Internet Explorer mode, Table of Contents & Smooth Scrolling in PDF documents, automatic profile switching, secure DNS, and more.

 

If you are excited to know what's new and improved in the latest and stable release channel of Microsoft Edge, you will need to continue reading further. In case you need the offline installer of Microsoft Edge 86, you can grab it from the end of the post.

 

 

Microsoft Edge 86 is now rolling out for everyone, and here's the new features list

 

What's new and improved in Microsoft Edge 86?

  1. Beginning with Microsoft Edge version 86, administrators can enable a UI option for their users to load a tab in Internet Explorer mode for testing purposes or as a stopgap until sites are added to the site list XML.
  2. Users are now able to delete their downloaded files from their disk without leaving the browser. The new Delete downloads functionality exists within the context menu of the downloads shelf or the downloads page.
  3. The rollback feature lets administrators revert to a known good version of Microsoft Edge if there's an issue in the latest version of Microsoft Edge.
  4. Administrators can enable synchronization for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) accounts by default with the ForceSync policy.
  5. Beginning with version 86, Microsoft Edge has added support for the table of contents that lets users easily navigate through PDF documents.
  6. You can now access all the capabilities of the Microsoft Edge PDF reader on devices with small screen sizes.
  7. With this update, users can use their digital pen to directly highlight text on PDF files, in the same way, they would with a physical highlighter and paper.
  8. You will now be able to experience stutter free-scrolling while navigating through long PDF documents.
  9. The automatic profile switching currently available in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 is extended to downlevel Windows (Windows 7, 8, and 8.1).
  10. Users will see autocomplete suggestions when they start typing a search query on the Microsoft Edge Add-ons website.
  11. Beginning with Microsoft Edge version 86, the legacy Application Cache API that enables offline use of web pages is being removed from Microsoft Edge. Web Developers should review the WebDev documentation for information on replacing the Application Cache API with Service Workers.
  12. Beginning with Microsoft Edge version 86, settings to control Secure DNS (DNS over HTTPS) on un-managed devices are available. These settings aren't accessible to users on managed devices, but IT admins can enable or disable Secure DNS using the dnsoverhttpsmode group policy.
  13. Microsoft Edge checks your passwords against a repository of known-breached credentials and alerts you if a match is found.
  14. Beginning with Microsoft Edge version 86 the NTP has an option to replace the default image with a custom user-supplied image. The ability to manage the properties of this image is also supported by the group policy.
  15. Microsoft Edge DevTools now supports customizing keyboard shortcuts in the DevTools to match with your editor/IDE.
  16. To improve web security and privacy, cookies will now default to SameSite=Lax handling by default. This means that cookies will only be sent in a first-party context and will be omitted for requests sent to third-parties. This change can cause compatibility impact on websites that require cookies for third-party resources to function correctly. To permit such cookies, web developers can mark cookies that should be sent from and sent to third-party contexts by adding explicit SameSite=none and Secure attributes when the cookie is set.

 

How to download the Microsoft Edge 86 offline installer?

Microsoft Edge 86.0.622.38 (64-bit):
To download the latest stable version of Microsoft Edge (Chromium) offline installer for Windows 64-bit (x64), 👉 click here.

Microsoft Edge 86.0.622.38 (32-bit):
To free download the latest stable version of Microsoft Edge (Chromium) offline installer for Windows 32-bit (x86), 👉 click this link.

Microsoft Edge 86.0.622.38 (ARM 64-bit):
If you are using Windows on ARM 64-bit (ARM64), download the offline installer of Microsoft Edge Chromium 👉 from this link.

Microsoft Edge 86.0.622.38 (macOS 64-bit):
Mac users can download the latest version of Chromium Edge 64-bit (x64) from 👉 Microsoft CDN.

 


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