Recently, Google announced that Chrome updates will occur in a four-week cycle rather than a six-week cycle. Now, Microsoft Edge also adopted the same four-week update cycle starting this September. The main goal of these frequent updates is to enhance the user experience and provide bug fixes.
According to an article published by Microsoft, it is announced that Microsoft would follow the same update schedule as Google which was announced this month. The gap between the updates is shortened in order to add new features frequently, quicker security and fix bugs.
The update starts with Edge version 94 in the beta version starting the first week of September. The stable update is expected to roll out in the third week of September. Both Google and Microsoft are expected to roll out the update at the same timeline.
However, the frequent updates may force the users to adjust for the changes frequently. To resolve that issue, Microsoft also came with an “Extended Stable” eight-week cycle instead of a four-week cycle. Microsoft features the milestone update over eight weeks. The Extended stable allows users who require more time to update their software.
Microsoft Edge has its core in Chromium like Google Chrome and many more browsers. The Chromium-based browsers which do not adopt this new frequent update cycle will be left on different versions compared to chrome. They are left potentially back in new features as well.