When launched, Microsoft’s web browser was called Internet Explorer and later, it got renamed to Edge. In a recent development, Microsoft is moving its Edge web browser to the Chromium Engine which is Google’s open-source web browser project. With Microsoft Edge browser moving to the Chromium Engine, we can expect to see an improved web compatibility and a faster response time. And this will also make the other Google services work well in the new browser as well as enhance its stability.
Recently, the beta testers of the service found that Google Meet, which is the company’s enterprise messaging application/service has stopped working on the Edge.
Earlier this week, when users tried opening Google Meet, they found out that a prompt opened up to download Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. This could be the reason why other Google’s services wouldn’t work well in Microsoft’s Edge.
A Google’s spokesperson said to The Verge, “We view the increased adoption of Chromium and WebRTC as positive for the entire Unified Communications industry. With the recent release of developer previews for Edge, we are thrilled to be able to offer a new preview experience of Hangouts Meet, and we plan to officially support it once it becomes generally available.”
Google’s statement proves that Google Meet will be able to work properly in the Edge browser once it becomes available to all. It should be noted that Microsoft Edge’s newest version worked well with the other Google services and Google Meet, but after the switch to Chromium, the problems started arising. It means that the new Chromium engine isn’t working as well with the Edge as it was thought before.
In another recent update, Chrome has brought the much-awaited ‘dark mode’ to its browsers. The new Chrome 74 comes with many changes over its predecessor along with bug fixes. But the main, most noticeable change is the addition of the new dark mode to the browser. Google is working well on improving its web browser to improve the user’s internet usage. The new Chrome 74 update is currently out for Windows, Linux, macOS. But it is also being released as a beta version for Android and iOS as well. The users can download the update from Chrome itself or Chrome’s official website.
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