Computer Programs

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge


Microsoft Edge web browser developed by the American company Microsoft integrated into Windows 10 as a successor to the famous Internet Explorer Windows, although Microsoft confirmed that Edge is a separate program.

Features Microsoft Edge


It is lighter and faster than its brother “Explorer”. It is extremely simple.
Microsoft has integrated the note-taking feature within the browser, a feature that allows users to use the pen and then share notes and explanations, and browser support for drawing and writing directly on web pages, through pens for writing on touch screens,

pages and sent to friends or

colleagues from Through a service for notes from Microsoft that allows sharing of files through its cloud service “One Cloud”. And any user with whom the

view it through his browser attached to the drawings and notes on it, where other users can edit and share their modifications with others.


Microsoft’s digital assistant, Cortana, has been

integrated into Microsoft Edge

the browser, as Cortana shows information related to flight and hotel reservations, tracking shipments,

weather, and more within the browser’s address bar, making it easier for users to easily follow

important information. Cortana also allows you to control the new browser with voice commands such as “Make this my front page” and “Go to Facebook.”
Some other features include a way to group tabs

with each other

in a way that reduces the clutter of tabs if

. The browser is available within the Windows App Store, which allows Microsoft to send special updates faster and easier.

feature that removes

Edge can also support extensions, as is the case for Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
Edge is the main browser in Windows 10, but Microsoft continued to provide support for Internet Explorer for a while.

Market share
Further information: Usage share of web browsers
According to StatCounter, in August 2019, Edge overtook the market

share of Internet Explorer (IE) on PCs, ranking third place at 9.14% and IE in sixth. Mobile versions of Edge exist for Android and iOS, however they have little to no market share. On Microsoft consoles, Edge replaced IE as the dominant browser a few months after its release in 2015.Market share

varies by region. On some days of the week, Edge takes also second

place also with a 10.02% share and in the US on PC, and Firefox and Edge have a very similar share globally,

switching places for second and third depending on the day.also For example, in March 2020, Edge ranked second with a market share of 7.59%, overtaking Firefox,

which had 7.19% of the market share.

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