What's the latest version of Edge?
There are a few different versions of Microsoft's Edge Browser.
|Edge on Windows 10||80.0.361.69||2020-03-31|
|Edge on Windows 10 Mobile||80.0.361.69||2020-03-31|
|Edge on Xbox One||44.18363.8131||2020-02-11|
Microsoft's Edge browser was released in 2015 and is their replacement for their now obsolete web browser Internet Explorer. Edge is the default browser on the Microsoft platforms (Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile and Xbox One) and adds a lot of features which were lacking in Internet Explorer.
Internet Explorer is still available on Windows 10 and Xbox One in case you need to use a website that works with Internet Explorer but not Edge.
Do you need to know what version of Edge do I have?
Get the latest browser version numbers via API
Our Browser Versions API provides the latest version numbers for Edge and the other major browsers. You can easily incorporate this data into your own system.
Why has Edge's version number jumped up from 44?
Microsoft Edge's version number used to be 44, however with the release of the "new" version of Edge (in early 2020), Microsoft's Edge development team have decided to base a lot of the Edge Browser on the "Chromium" browser project. Chromium has always provided the underlying technology for Google's "Chrome" Browser, and now it's used for the Edge browser as well.
Because of this, the Edge team have decided (wisely!) to make Edge's version number be very similar to the version number of Chromium that it's based on. This is why now both Edge and Chrome have very similar version numbers - the numbers are in fact based on the version of Chromium that they're both using.
This is why all of a sudden Edge has a version number much higher than it used to be.
Keeping Edge up to date
Edge is a part of Windows 10, so as long as you make sure Windows 10 is always up to date, you should always have the latest version of Edge as well!
We have a detailed on guide on how to keep Edge up to date. It will help you stay safe and secure online.