Microsoft Edge really wants you to quit Google Chrome, and it just made it easier for you


What do you want to know

  • Microsoft Edge version 104 has just been rolled out to general users.
  • The updated browser now lets you migrate Chrome data to Edge by signing in to a Google account.
  • Edge 104 also adds a new default security setting when visiting lesser-visited sites.

Microsoft Edge has an update that brings the browser to version 104. The changes are relatively minor but should make it easier to switch to Google Chrome. The Microsoft Edge first-run experience now allows users to migrate Chrome data by signing in to a Google Account. With the new feature, users can transfer their Chrome data without having Google Chrome installed on their system.

Edge 104 also has a new default security option. Following the update, the browser will apply an additional layer of security when displaying less visited sites. “With Enhanced Security Mode, Microsoft Edge helps reduce the risk of attack by automatically applying more conservative security settings on unknown sites and adapting over time as you continue to browse” , explains a Microsoft support documentation (opens in a new tab). Edge will now default to Basic for the “Improve your web security” setting.

Here are the new features in Edge version 104, as listed in its changelog:

  • Improve your web security. Improvements to Improve your web security in edge://settings/privacy include now Basic as the new default option. With this option, Microsoft Edge will apply additional security protection to less visited sites. This feature preserves the user experience for the most popular sites on the web. For more information, see Browse safely with Microsoft Edge (opens in a new tab).
  • Import Chrome data without Chrome on first run experience. This feature allows a user to bring their Chrome data by logging into their Google account during the first run experience of Microsoft Edge. This feature can be disabled by disabling First Run Experience with the HideFirstRunExperience (opens in a new tab) policy, or by defining AutoImportAtFirstRun (opens in a new tab) to ‘Auto import off’.

A separate supporting document (opens in a new tab) details all new Edge 104 policies.


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