Microsoft to replace legacy Edge in April with Chromium-based version
Microsoft has told customers that the April cumulative update for Windows 10 — the one slated to arrive on April 13, that month’s “Patch Tuesday” — will remove the original, and now outdated, Edge browser and replace it with the newer Chromium-based Edge that debuted a year ago.
Users who accept April’s update, which will include, as does every Patch Tuesday update, the month’s fixes for security flaws, will then also receive Chromium Edge and lose the legacy Edge. The older browser launched in mid-2015 as the default browser for Windows 10.
Skipping the April update will do no good, as every cumulative update issued after April 13 will also include the old-Edge-gone new-Edge-here process.