Release notes for Microsoft Edge Stable Channel

These release notes provide information about new features and non-security updates that are included in the Microsoft Edge Stable Channel.

  • All the security updates are listed here.
  • Archived release notes for Microsoft Edge Stable Channel are located here.

To understand Microsoft Edge channels, see the Overview of the Microsoft Edge channels.

Note

For the Stable Channel, updates will roll out progressively over one or more days. To learn more, see Progressive rollouts for Microsoft Edge updates.

Microsoft Edge Web Platform constantly evolves to improve user experience, security, and privacy. To learn more, see Site compatibility-impacting changes coming to Microsoft Edge.

Version 92.0.902.55: July 22

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Feature updates

Users can easily get to Internet Explorer mode on Microsoft Edge. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 92, users can reload a site in Internet Explorer mode on Microsoft Edge instead of relying on the standalone IE 11 application while waiting for a site to be configured in the Enterprise Mode Site List. Users will be prompted to add the site to their local site list such that navigating to the same page in Microsoft Edge will automatically render in IE mode for the next 30 days. You can use the InternetExplorerIntegrationReloadInIEModeAllowed policy to configure this experience and allow access to the IE mode entry points as well as the ability to add sites to the local site list. You can use the InternetExplorerIntegrationLocalSiteListExpirationDays policy to adjust the number of days to keep sites on the local site list. Note that KB5003698 or later is required for Windows 10, version 1909; or KB5003690 or later is required for Windows 10, version 2004, Windows 10, version 20H2, or Windows 10, version 21H1 for the end-to-end experience.

MHTML files will default to opening in Internet Explorer mode. Starting in Microsoft Edge version 92 Stable, MHTML file types will automatically open in Internet Explorer mode on Microsoft Edge instead of the Internet Explorer (IE11) application. This is most commonly observed while trying to view Outlook emails in a browser. This change will occur only if IE11 is the default handler for this file type. If you'd prefer to change this, you can do so prior to installing the Stable version 92 update using this guidance.

"Disable developer mode extensions" warning can be dismissed for 2 weeks. Beginning with Microsoft Edge version 92, you can snooze the warning "Disable developer mode extensions" for 2 weeks by selecting the option in the warning dialog dropdown.

Manage your extensions right from the toolbar. The all-new extensions menu on the toolbar will allow you to hide/pin extensions easily. The quick links to manage extensions and find new extensions will make it easy for you to find new extensions and manage your existing ones.

Default for autoplay will be set to Limited. To help you maintain your focus online, we have changed the default for autoplaying media to Limit from Allow, beginning with Microsoft Edge version 92.

Payment instruments are now synced across devices. Beginning with Microsoft Edge version 92, you have the option to synchronize your payment information across your signed in devices. Please note: this is a Controlled Feature Rollout. If you don’t see this feature, please check back shortly as we continue our rollout. Currently this feature is available only in the US and only for MSA users (not AAD)

Improvements to font rendering. Improvements have been made to the rendering of text to improve clarity and reduce blurriness. Please note: this is a Controlled Feature Rollout. If you don’t see this feature, please check back shortly as we continue our rollout.

Toolbar button features like Favorites and Collections will remember the user's choice to pin them to the side of the window. Now enabled by default, if the user chooses to pin a toolbar button, it will always open in the pinned state until they decide to unpin.

Users can now manage the 'Allow single sign-on for work or school sites using this profile' option via group policy. 'Allow single sign-on for work or school sites using this profile' allows non-AAD profiles to be able to use single sign-on for work or school sites using work or school credentials present on the machine. This option shows up for end-users as a toggle in Settings -> Profiles -> Profile Preferences for non-AAD profiles only. You can use the AADWebSiteSSOUsingThisProfileEnabled policy to configure the behavior.

Password health It’s important to use strong, unique passwords across different accounts to stay safe online. However, that's easier said than done and most users exhibit poor password habits like using weak passwords that are easy to guess, or reuse the same strong passwords across accounts.

With this latest version of Microsoft Edge, your task of using strong and unique passwords becomes a little bit easier! Microsoft Edge will now tell you whether saved passwords are strong enough and also indicate whether they’ve been used across multiple sites, helping you stay safer online. You can find your password health information in your list of saved passwords in the edge://settings/passwords page.

Added privacy for your saved passwords If you are using a device you share with others or have left your computer unlocked for whatever reason, you can now opt for a second verification using your device password to avoid others getting access to your website passwords. Simple!

Outlook extension. Stay on top of your Microsoft Outlook inbox, calendar, tasks and more without having to open a new browser window. You can get the new Outlook extension here: Microsoft Outlook - Microsoft Edge Addons

New Policies

Deprecated Policy

Obsoleted Policy

Version 91.0.864.71: July 19

Important

This update contains CVE-2021-30563 which has been reported by the Chromium team as having an exploit in the wild. For more information, see the Security Update Guide.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 91.0.864.67: July 8

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 91.0.864.64: July 2

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 91.0.864.59: June 24

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 91.0.864.54: June 18

Important

This update contains CVE-2021-30554 which has been reported by the Chromium team as having an exploit in the wild. For more information, see the Security Update Guide.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 91.0.864.48: June 11

Important

This update contains CVE-2021-30551 which has been reported by the Chromium team as having an exploit in the wild. For more information, see the Security Update Guide.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 91.0.864.41: June 3

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 91.0.864.37: May 27

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Feature updates

  • Identify network traffic originating from Microsoft Defender Application Guard containers at the proxy level. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 91, there’s built in support to tag network traffic originating from Application Guard containers, allowing enterprises to identify them and apply specific policies.

  • Support option to allow synchronizing Favorites from the host to the Edge Application Guard container. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 91, users have the option to configure Application Guard to synchronize their favorites from the host to the container. This ensures new favorites appear on the container as well.

  • Starting with Microsoft Edge version 91 the browser will automatically interrupt downloads of types which could harm your computer if those downloads are started without a user interaction and are not supported by SmartScreen Application Reputation check. Users may override and continue to download by right clicking and choosing “Keep” on the download item. Enterprise administrators may opt out of this behavior by configuring the following policy:

  • Support for Speech Recognition APIs. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 91, API support for speech recognition commands on Google.com and similar sites will be added. This feature is limited to a randomly selected group of users who have enabled experimentation. These users are giving feedback to the feature team.

  • Personalize your browser with new theme colors. Make Microsoft Edge your own with one of the fourteen new theme colors on the Settings -> Appearance page. You can also install custom themes from the Microsoft Edge Add-on site. Learn more

Policy updates

New policies

Six new policies were added. Download the updated Administrative Templates from the Microsoft Edge Enterprise landing page. The following new policies were added:

Obsoleted Policy

Version 90.0.818.66: May 20

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 90.0.818.62: May 13

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 90.0.818.56: May 6

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 90.0.818.51: April 29

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 90.0.818.49: April 26

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 90.0.818.46: April 22

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 90.0.818.42: April 19

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 90.0.818.41: April 16

Important

This update contains CVE-2021-21224 which has been reported by the Chromium team as having an exploit in the wild. For more information, see the Security Update Guide.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 90.0.818.39: April 15

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Feature updates

  • Single Sign On (SSO) is now available for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) accounts and Microsoft Account (MSA) on macOS. A user signed in on Microsoft Edge on macOS will now get automatically signed into websites that are configured to allow single sign on with Work and Microsoft accounts (for example, bing.com, office.com, msn.com, and outlook.com).

  • Kiosk mode. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 90, we have locked down the UI print settings to only allow the configured printers and “Print to PDF” options. We have also done improvements within the assigned access single app kiosk mode to restrict the launch of other applications from the browser. For more information about the kiosk mode features please go here.

  • Interrupt Downloads Starting with Microsoft Edge version 91 the browser will automatically interrupt downloads of types which could harm your computer if those downloads are started without a user interaction and are not supported by SmartScreen Application Reputation check. Users may override and continue to download by right clicking and choosing “Keep” on the download item. Enterprise administrators may opt out of this behavior one of these two policies:

  • ExemptDomainFileTypePairsFromFileTypeDownloadWarnings - Disable download file type extension-based warnings for specified file types on domains For more information, see Microsoft Edge Security downloads interruptions

  • Printing:

    • New print rasterization mode for non-PostScript printers. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 90, Admins can use a new policy to define print rasterization mode for their users. This policy controls how Microsoft Edge prints to non-PostScript printers on Windows. Sometimes print jobs on non-PostScript printers need to be rasterized to print correctly. The print options are Full and Fast.

    • Additional page scaling options for printing. Users are now able to customize scaling while printing webpages and PDF documents using additional options. The "Fit to Page" option ensures that the webpage or document is fit into the space available in the selected "Paper size" for printing. The "Actual size" option ensures that there are no changes in the size of the contents being printed regardless of the selected "Paper size".

  • Productivity:

    • Autofill suggestions are extended to include address fields content from clipboard. Clipboard content is parsed when you click on a profile/address field (for example, phone, email, zip code, city, state, etc.) to show as autofill suggestions.

    • Users can search for autofill suggestions even if a form or field isn’t detected. Today if you have your information saved on Microsoft Edge, autofill suggestions pop up automatically and help you save time while filling out forms. In cases where autofill misses a form, or if you want to fetch data in forms that don't typically have autofill (like temporary forms), you can search for your information use autofill.

  • Access downloads from a flyout in the menu bar. Downloads will appear in the top-right corner with all the active downloads in one place. This menu is easily dismissible so users can continue browsing uninterrupted, and they can monitor overall download progress right from the toolbar. Learn more.

  • Improvements to font rendering. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 90, we made improvements to the rendering of text to improve clarity and reduce blurriness. Part of the font rendering improvements will land in Beta version 90 but are disabled by default.

  • Kids mode. We have updated the policy so that when the policy is enabled, it will disable the Kid Mode feature in addition to family safety. More about Kids Mode here

Policy updates

New policies

Eight new policies were added. Download the updated Administrative Templates from the Microsoft Edge Enterprise landing page. The following new policies were added:

Deprecated policies

Version 89.0.774.77: April 14

Important

This update contains CVE-2021-21206 and CVE-2021-21220 which has been reported by the Chromium team as having an exploit in the wild. For more information, see the Security Update Guide.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 89.0.774.76: April 12

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 89.0.774.75: April 8

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 89.0.774.68: April 1

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 89.0.774.63: March 25

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 89.0.774.57: March 18

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 89.0.774.54: March 13

Important

This update contains CVE-2021-21193 which has been reported by the Chromium team as having an exploit in the wild. For more information, see the Security Update Guide.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Version 89.0.774.50: March 10

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 89.0.774.48: March 8

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 89.0.774.45: March 4

Important

This update contains CVE-2021-21166 which has been reported by the Chromium team as having an exploit in the wild. For more information, see the Security Update Guide.

Stable channel security updates are listed here.

Resolved issues

  • Taskbar and Start menu shortcut updates and fixes:
    • Right-clicking the Microsoft Edge shortcut in the Start menu will now properly show the option to unpin Microsoft Edge from the taskbar when it’s pinned.
    • Start layouts that include a taskbar configuration to pin Microsoft Edge to the taskbar will no longer result in a second Microsoft Edge shortcut getting pinned to the taskbar.
    • Organizations using Windows Roaming Profiles will no longer see a blank white icon in place of the Microsoft Edge icon on the taskbar when their users log on to Windows.

Feature updates

  • Kiosk mode enables additional lockdown capabilities. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 89, we have added additional lockdown capabilities within kiosk mode to enable customers to get the job done in a productive and more secure experience. Learn more.

  • The Enterprise Mode Site List Manager tool will be available in the browser through the edge://compat page. You can use this tool to create, edit and export your site list XML for Internet Explorer mode on Microsoft Edge. You can enable access to this tool as needed through group policy. Learn More.

  • Improve browser performance with sleeping tabs. Sleeping tabs improves browser performance by putting inactive tabs to sleep to free up system resources like memory and CPU so active tabs or other applications can use them. Users can prevent sites from going to sleep and configure the length of time before an inactive tab goes to sleep. To keep users in their flow, there are also heuristics to prevent certain sites from going to sleep, such as intranet sites. This feature can be managed with group policies.

  • Reset your Microsoft Edge sync data in the cloud manually. We are introducing a way to reset your Microsoft Edge sync data from within the product. This ensures that your data is cleared from Microsoft services, as well as resolving certain product issues that previously required a support ticket.

  • Intelligent enablement of Single sign-on (SSO) for all Windows Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) accounts for users with a single non-Azure AD Microsoft Edge profile. Automatically turn this setting on for users that might benefit the most from this feature. If a user has only one Microsoft Edge profile (and it’s not Azure AD or Kids Mode), the setting will be automatically turned on when Microsoft Edge launches. This auto-toggle will also automatically turn off if a user later chooses to sign into a different Microsoft Edge profile with an Azure AD account. Users can manually update their preferences for this feature in Settings > Profiles >Profile Preferences > Allow single sign-on for work or school sites using this profile.

  • Improvements to text selection experience within PDF documents. Users will begin to get a smoother and more consistent text selection experience across PDF documents opened in Microsoft Edge starting with version 89.

  • Date of birth field now supported in autofill. Today Microsoft Edge helps you save time and effort while filling out forms and creating accounts online by auto filling your data like addresses, names, phone numbers, etc. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 89, we are adding support for another field that you can have saved and auto-filled - date of birth. You can view, edit and delete this information anytime in your profile settings.

Policy updates

New policies

Seven new policies were added. Download the updated Administrative Templates from the Microsoft Edge Enterprise landing page. The following new policies were added.

Obsoleted policies

The following policies are obsoleted.

See also