Microsoft announced the new version through the official Edge developers Twitter account. The new version is currently available only from the Microsoft Edge Canary Channel, a subsection of the Microsoft Edge Insiders website.
You asked, and we delivered! 💪 Native support for Mac ARM64 devices is now available in our Canary channel. Download it today from our Microsoft Edge Insiders website! https://t.co/qJMMGV0HjU
— Microsoft Edge Dev (@MSEdgeDev) December 16, 2020
Microsoft didn’t announce what type of performance enhancements M1 Mac users might see from the Apple Silicon-optimized version of the Edge browser. However, I’m using the M1 versions of both Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox browsers, and they both show an impressive jump in performance. So, the Edge update will likely please users.
Microsoft Edge joins an ever-growing list of popular apps that have been optimized for M1 Macs. Updated apps include Pixelmator Pro, Affinity Designer, BBEdit, Twitter, Adobe Lightroom, and more.