Microsoft announced the official release of the first preview or “canary” build of its Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser designed for the macOS operating system.
Microsoft first announced plans to being the Microsoft Edge browser to the Mac at its annual Build developer conference in Seattle back on May 6.
Microsoft says Edge on the Mac will offer a similar experience to that of the Edge browser experience on Windows. However, the app will include “user experience optimizations” to make it “feel at home on a Mac.” The overall look and feel of the browser will match “what macOS users expect” from Mac apps.
Examples of this include a number of tweaks to match macOS conventions for fonts, menus, keyboard shortcuts, title casing, and other areas. You will continue to see the look and feel of the browser evolve in future releases as we continue to experiment, iterate and listen to customer feedback. We encourage you to share your feedback with us using the “Send feedback” smiley.
Exclusive features for macOS will be implemented in the future, such as contextual actions for the Touch Bar on compatible Macs, as well as Trackpad gestures.